Tratamiento de la artrosis

OAFI is the Osteoarthritis Foundation International, the first and only foundation worldwide exclusively dedicated to persons living with osteoarthritis.

Created in October 2016 in Barcelona, the Foundation’s goal is to lead the fight against osteoarthritis by promoting education, prevention, treatment and research on areas pertaining to joint health and to offer solutions to those suffering from this pathology so that they can feel accompanied, relieve their pain and improve the quality of their life.

While a broadly unrecognized condition, osteoarthritis currently affects over 300 million people worldwide. Despite its social impact, it is seen as a distant pathology only associated with old age. However, besides affecting the elderly, it is increasingly detected in postmenopausal women, sports persons and even young people.

Osteoarthritis directly affects the mobility of patients and their autonomy, with the psychological wear and tear that this entails. In addition, it is associated with other co-morbidity problems such as hypertension or cardiovascular diseases, among others.

In a society where the population’s life expectancy is on the rise, this type of illness should be considered a first-rate concern. It is for this reason that the Osteoarthritis Foundation International works to put the patient at the center of the disease and help him or her have a voice and be heard. All our actions are designed for the benefit of the patient and for the prevention of osteoarthritis in people with higher risk factors.


OAFI is an independent non-profit foundation aimed at promoting scientific research in the field of osteoarthritis to improve the quality of life of the people who suffer from this condition. In addition, it undertakes awareness-raising programs on the disease to sensitize society and reduce the number of people affected by it.

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Improve Life Quality

With the increase in life expectancy and the aging of the population, osteoarthritis presents an increasingly worrying trend, which is why, the Foundation has launched several projects and activities aimed at society at large, as well as Osteoarthritis patients in particular.

Our Commitment

The commitment, honesty, respect, integrity and transparency of Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) towards society reflect our effort in reaching our goals. As such, we are happy to share information about our activities, the status of our projects and research, as well as our accounts.


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