The Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) together with the most important worldwide recognized associations of patients that treat rheumatologic diseases, met in Barcelona on October 9th and 10th to provide solutions to osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that affects both the cartilage and the bone and soft tissues of the joint. Worldwide, it is estimated that 242 million people suffer from osteoarthritis, from which 7 million in Spain.
Despite its social impact, osteoarthritis remains an unknown and distant disease for most of society, which associates it exclusively with old age.
With the aim of giving notoriety to the disease and visibility to people suffering from osteoarthritis, the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) organized the I International Congress of Patients with Osteoarthritis, with the collaboration of the Obra Social “la Caixa”. The event took place on October 9th and 10th at CosmoCaixa Barcelona.