This article discusses the prevalence of osteoarthritis, signs and symptoms, and various treatment options.
2007 Health Canada report - one in a series of five syntheses of Primary Health Care Transition Fund (PHCTF) initiative results
There is variation amongst professional communities in the use of the term "chronic disease". This causes potential confusion and misunderstanding when discussing the impact of chronic disease.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority provides resources and education for patients considering total joint replacement surgery.
Leading charitable funder of arthritis research whose vision is to live in a world where people are free from the devastating affects arthritis has on lives.
Arthritis is a chronic disease that has a devastating and debilitating effect on the lives of more than 4.6 million Canadians. Arthritis is costly to society—in both personal and economic terms. It is the most common cause of disability in Canada resulting in both poor quality of life and workplace limitations.
Osteoarthritis is a common chronic condition that affects many older Canadians and is a considerable cause of disability.
Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since
This document put out by the Arthritis Alliance prevalence of osteoarthritis among the Canadian population.
Osteoarthritis affects more than 10% of Canadians aged 15 or older. It can result in disability and the need for joint replacement surgery.Note2-5 The strong association between osteoarthri