Musculoskeletal conditions are conditions of the bones, muscles and connective tissues. Common musculoskeletal conditions include various forms of arthritis, back pain and problems, osteoporosis and gout.
Web report |
25 Aug 2020
1 in 2 Australians with arthritis experienced moderate to severe pain
3 in 4 Australians over 45 with arthritis have self-reported at least one other chronic condition
1 in 7 Australians have some form of arthritis
There was a 38% rise in the rate of total knee replacements for osteoarthritis from 2005–06 to 2017–18
People with osteoarthritis were twice as likely to describe their health as ‘poor’, among those aged 45 and over
1 in 11 Australians (9.3%) have osteoarthritis, approximately 2.2 million people in 2017–18
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