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2021 May 29

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



The burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis in Finnish occupational healthcare.


Summanen M, Ukkola-Vuoti L, Kurki S, Tuominen S, Madanat R
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 May 29; 22(1):501.
PMID: 34051771.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability and pain especially among older adults, but it is also known to affect working age individuals, often leading to reduced productivity and increased healthcare usage. The aim of this study was to determine the burden of hip and knee OA in Finnish occupational healthcare.