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Papers: 24 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022


Front Med (Lausanne)


Epidemiological trends of hand osteoarthritis from 1990 to 2019: Estimates from the 2019 Global Burden of Disease study.


Wan J, Qian X, He Z, Zhu Z, Cheng P, Chen A
Front Med (Lausanne). 2022; 9:922321.
PMID: 36579153.


Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by disabling pain in the hand, with a high clinical burden. This study is designed to assess the epidemiological patterns of hand OA from 1990 to 2019 and analyze its secular trends based on sex, age, and socio-demographic index (SDI) at global, regional, and national levels.