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Stay up-to-date on the latest osteoarthritis research.
We’ve got research for all stages of osteoarthritis.
Research to prevent.
More than 62,000 hip replacements and over 75,000 knee replacements are performed in Canada annually. Osteoarthritis is the main cause. We’re working to prevent it.
Research to manage.
There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis. We’re conducting research to increase early detection and help patients manage their symptoms so they can continue to lead active and fulfilling lives.
Research to find causes.
Osteoarthritis does not result from wear and tear on joints. From injuries to bone conditions, lifestyle and more, we’re investigating the various factors that cause this type of arthritis.
Our team of 100+ scientists has a lot of research to tell you about.
“In Canada, about 500,000 youth hurt their knees every year while playing sports. Half of them go on to develop knee osteoarthritis at a young age. We have developed a new online exercise-based program to help boost recovery from a knee injury and reduce risk for osteoarthritis.”
“For people with knee osteoarthritis, early diagnosis and intervention before damage is advanced makes a difference. We’re developing a new super app that will empower patients to self-diagnose and take charge to prevent disabling pain, and improve care to a gold standard level.”
“Hip osteoarthritis is one of the most common joint diseases and a main reason for hip replacement. A condition called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) causes the hip bones to fit together imperfectly and create extra friction. We’re investigating the link between FAI and hip osteoarthritis.”
Osteoarthritis is serious. The numbers don’t lie.
Canadians expected to have osteoarthritis by 2040.
knee and hip replacement surgeries performed in Canada each year.
for inpatient hospital and physician costs.
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