Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Osteoarthritis, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 29 January 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Osteoarthritis. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 25 August 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoarthritis
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Osteoarthritis [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020 [cited 2023 Jan. 29]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoarthritis
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Osteoarthritis is a chronic and progressive condition that mostly affects the hands, spine and joints such as hips, knees and ankles. It is the most common form of arthritis and the predominant condition leading to knee and hip replacement surgery in Australia.
1 in 11 Australians (9.3%) have osteoarthritis, approximately 2.2 million people in 2017–18
There was a 38% rise in the rate of total knee replacements for osteoarthritis from 2005–06 to 2017–18
3 in 5 people who have osteoarthritis are female
People with osteoarthritis were twice as likely to describe their health as ‘poor’, among those aged 45 and over
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