WHO report indicates that knee OA is
most important global cause of disabilityin women
most important global cause of disabilityin men.
Prevalence is projected to increase to 18.2% by 2020due to aging population. (statistics from 2003)That is why OA, is a major public health problemthroughout the world.
Deborah Symmons, Colin Mathers, Bruce Pfleger. Global burden of osteoarthritis in the year 2000.ww.who.int/entity/healthinfo/statistics/bod_osteoarthritis.pdf