Barcelona, 10th November 2023 On 25, 26 and 27 October, the International Osteoarthritis Patients’ Foundation (OAFI) organised the 7th edition of the International Osteoarthritis Patients’ Congress at the AXA Auditorium (Barcelona). This new edition, focused on prevention, treatment and awareness of an increasingly prevalent disease, offered solutions to the challenges it presents to our society. […]READ MORE
Figure 1: Comparison of internal structure in healthy bone and osteoporosis. Healthy bone has a more compact structure whereas in osteoporosis there is less bone density. Figure 2: Common symptoms of osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a very common disease and it is estimated that 27.6 million people in Europe suffer from it. One of the main […]READ MORE
Article by courtesy of Dr. José Luis Llisterri Caro, Médico de Familia, Clínica Vallada de Valencia. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that represents the second reason for consultation in Primary Care health centers as it accounts for 50% of visits to the doctor related to the musculoskeletal system. It is the most common joint disease […]READ MORE
Leading Global Associations Join Forces to discuss Pain Management and Mobility Improvement Initiatives for OA Patients Barcelona 15th September 2023 The OA Task Force, an international alliance of patients, medical and expert organisations in the field of osteoarthritis and rheumatology, led by the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) and the Arthritis Foundation, come together this September […]READ MORE
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Why does Osteoarthritis cause falls? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints, causing deterioration of the cartilage that covers them. This can lead to a variety of health problems, with lack of stability being one of the most common. Osteoarthritis weakens the muscles and ligaments around the joints, resulting in decreased balance and […]READ MORE
SEMERGEN joins the OAFI Foundation in the development of the “OAFI With You” project, aimed at assisting religious patients with joint health problems. The Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians (SEMERGEN) and the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) have signed a collaboration agreement to promote the development of the “OAFI With You” project, focused on providing […]READ MORE
On June 6, the International Osteoarthritis Foundation, together with AECOSAR, signed a collaboration agreement with ASPE, the Spanish Private Health Alliance. In the way of collaboration and creation of links with entities of different sectors that is carried out from AECOSAR-OAFI, and whose purpose is to create a common work network with the best partners […]READ MORE
OAFI Radio’s programme “Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and adequate exercise” has been awarded first prize in the Grünenthal Foundation’s Journalism Awards, dedicated to chronic pain, in the audiovisual media category. On 12 December, the OAFI Foundation won first prize in the 13th Grünenthal Foundation Journalism Awards for audiovisual media, which aim to recognise the work […]READ MORE
On Wednesday, 16 November, OAFI was granted an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis, where we were able to bring the reality of osteoarthritis to this institution. Dr. Josep Vergés, President of OAFI, and Maria Teresa Vergés, Director of the OAFI Patients’ Area, together with Dr. Ingrid Möller and Dr. Jose María Villalón, recognised experts […]READ MORE
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