Help us improve the quality of life of osteoarthritis patients

OAFI CONGRESS 2019

With the aim of giving prominence to the disease and visibility to people suffering from osteoarthritis, the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI) is organising the 3rd International Meeting of Osteoarthritis Patients on 3rd – 5th October in the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona.

OSTEOARTHRITIS IN FIGURES

300

MILLION AFFECTED

300 million people suffer from symptomatic osteoarthritis, 7 million of them in Spain.

30%

OF THE ASYMPTOMATIC POPULATION

It is the most prevalent joint pathology.

1st

CAUSE OF PERMANENT DISABILITY

Rheumatic diseases are the first cause of permanent disability and the third cause of temporary incapacity for work.

50%

OF PERMANENT INVALIDITY

50% of permanent disability cases caused by rheumatic diseases are those of patients with osteoarthritis.

Testimonial de OAFI

“The drive of OAFI will play a key role in the coming years

AMÀLIA LAFUENTE

Doctor and Professor of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona

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Help us improve the quality of life of osteoarthritis patients