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The global burden of osteoarthritis with Prof Lyn March

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Did you know that 500 million people around the world have osteoarthritis? In those over 55 years of age, a staggering one in three people have osteoarthritis. While many people may well suffer in silence or become isolated from the disease, it’s important to recognise that you are not alone in your experience of living with this disease. Professor Lyn March joins us on this episode to discuss the burdn of OA in Australia and worldwide.

Professor Lyn March has a conjoint appointment with the University of Sydney and the Royal North Shore Hospital in the Sydney Medical School and Professorial Department of Rheumatology. She has 20 years of experience as a consultant rheumatologist and has remained very active in research and teaching. She has had a lead role in her profession holding Presidential and other honorary executive positions in both the NSW and Australian Rheumatology Associations and is co-chair of the NSW Musculoskeletal Network for the recently formed NSW Health Agency for Clinical Innovation. She is the International Musculoskeletal Expert Group Leader for the current Global Burden of Diseases Study




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