Arthritis and rheumatic diseases

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===The Numbers===
===The Numbers===
<ul>50 million Americans have an arthritis</ul>
<ul>50 million Americans have an arthritis</ul>
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2/3 are under the age of 65
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<ul>2/3 are under the age of 65</ul>
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300,000 children have arthritis
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<ul>300,000 children have arthritis</ul>
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44 million outpatient visits per year due to arthritis
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<ul>44 million outpatient visits per year due to arthritis</ul>
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992,100 hospital visits due to arthritis
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<ul>992,100 hospital visits due to arthritis</ul>
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By 2030, 67 million Americans will have arthritis
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<ul>By 2030, 67 million Americans will have arthritis</ul>
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$128 billion/year is spent in the US on arthritis related health care costs
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<ul>$128 billion/year is spent in the US on arthritis related health care costs</ul>
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27 million Americans have osteoarthritis
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<ul>27 million Americans have osteoarthritis</ul>
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1.3 million Americas have rheumatoid arthritis
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<ul>1.3 million Americas have rheumatoid arthritis</ul>
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2% have fibromyalgia
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<ul>2% have fibromyalgia</ul>
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2% have psoriatic arthritis
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<ul>2% have psoriatic arthritis</ul>
==Types==
==Types==

Revision as of 23:06, 3 April 2013

Contents

Overview

According to the Arthritis Foundation arthritis is "a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and other connective tissues, hampering or halting physical movement". Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It is also one of the most commonly misunderstood ailment. The root cause is unknown for most of these diseases. Currently, there exists no cure.

The Numbers

    50 million Americans have an arthritis
    2/3 are under the age of 65
    300,000 children have arthritis
    44 million outpatient visits per year due to arthritis
    992,100 hospital visits due to arthritis
    By 2030, 67 million Americans will have arthritis
    $128 billion/year is spent in the US on arthritis related health care costs
    27 million Americans have osteoarthritis
    1.3 million Americas have rheumatoid arthritis
    2% have fibromyalgia
    2% have psoriatic arthritis

Types

Arthritis

Arthritis is defined as and literally means joint inflammation.

Rheumatic Diseases

Potential for Tissue Engineering

Patient's Perspective

Resources

Personal tools