What is the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the US?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Osteoarthritis affects more than 32 million individuals in the United States, though statistical figures are influenced by how the condition is defined—that is, by self-report, by radiographic or symptomatic criteria, or by a combination of these. [1, 58] On the basis of the radiographic criteria for osteoarthritis, more 50% of adults older than 65 years are affected by the disease.


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