This booklet has been written for anyone who wants to learn about osteoarthritis, including people who have osteoarthritis, their families and friends.

Topics include:

  • a description of what osteoarthritis is
  • the joints affected
  • who is at risk
  • how it can be prevented, and
  • the financial and health impacts of osteoarthritis.

It provides an overview of the status of osteoarthritis in Australia using the latest statistics available.