Using NSAIDs more effectively for OA

Using NSAIDs more effectively for OA

This week’s expert:
Prof David Hunter, Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney; Joint Research and Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital

Drawn from Dr David Lim’s interview with Prof David Hunter on the Healthed Podcast, ‘The Clinical Takeaway’.

– Over three million Australians or one in eight of the population are currently affected by osteoarthritis (OA)

 

– The prevalence is increasing as the population gets older, heavier and sustaining more joint injuries when young

– Age of onset of OA is decreasing. In the 1990s median age of onset was mid to late 60s, now mid to late 50s

– There has been an increase in joint replacements, with the average age now up to 7-8 ...

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