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Osteoarthritis genetics: Current status and future prospects

Abstract:

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common musculoskeletal disease in developed countries, and although OA presents a considerable global health burden, the most widely prescribed treatments such as analgesics and total joint replacements are at best palliative. Epidemiological studies have shown that OA is a complex, multifactorial disorder with a number of risk factors, including environmental and genetic components. Progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of the disease, bu...

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10.2217/17460816.2.6.607

Authors


Wilkins, JM More by this author
Loughlin, J More by this author
Snelling, SJB More by this author
Journal:
Future Rheumatology
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Pages:
607-620
Publication date:
2007-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1746-0824
ISSN:
1746-0816
URN:
uuid:0f7f59bd-9eef-461b-a8b8-2f7c3e920877
Source identifiers:
109666
Local pid:
pubs:109666

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