Let's all speak up for Osteoarthritis!

Help us raise awareness about OA (osteoarthritis) and build a better future for OA patients.To celebrate their 30th anniversary in the OA field, the Laboratoires Expanscience have decided to launch BehindOA…

A project that gives voice to patients and healthcare professionals about the hopes and challenges hidden behind the osteoarthritis. The aim is to reach 10,000 comments and transform them into a 10k euro donation which will be given by Laboratoires Expanscience to two associations engaged with osteoarthritis, in order to encourage scientific research in this field.

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Having joint pain is not a normal consequence of aging. If you have any signs or symptoms of OA, you should seek advice from a healthcare professional.

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Vivre avec l’arthrose : c’est possible en bougeant souvent, en respectant nos limites. C’est également inquiétant de ne pas savoir dans quel état nois serons à l’avenir..

profession:patient
country:belgium

j’ai été diagnostiquée poly arthrosique rrhumatoide dégénératif, en claire je suis bouffée de toute part de l’arthrose, un quotidien qui n’est pas simple à gérer.

profession:patient
country:france

J’ai 68 ans et je suis soumis à l’arthrose depuis au moins 20 ans.
Il y a 11 ans: intervention chirurgicale (prothèse totale hanche droite) suite à une coxarthrose sévère et dégénérescence partielle du haut du fémur).
Ensuite, douleurs au foramen L5-S1 suite à spondylolysthésie.
Travail Kiné actuel soulageant.

profession:other
country:belgium

Je souffre d’arthrose dans la colonne vertébrale. Il a fallu 10 mois de douleurs avant que le Generaliste me propose de passer une irm. Maintenant que je sais pourquoi j’ai mal, j’attends de voir un spécialiste.

profession:patient
country:belgium
The Laboratoires Expanscience, with 30 years of expertise in the field of osteoarthritis, are committed to increase the OA visibility, a disabling disease that is still underdiagnosed. The BehindOA project is an initiative that gives a voice to patients and healthcare professionals. The goal is to reach 10,000 comments and turn them into a 10,000 euro donation which will be given by Laboratoires Expanscience to two associations involved in osteoarthritis, in order to encourage scientific research in this field**.

What is OA

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Osteoarthritis, also known as “OA” is a disease that’s invisible to the eye. It consists of the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It can occur at any age and regardless of gender, however probabilities increase as age progresses, and prevalence in women is higher…

OA causes pain and stiffness in the joints, especially in the knee, hip, and thumbs1. The pain and stiffness levels vary due to many enviromental factors (weather, altitude, etc.) and level of physical activity. This is why it is always advised for patients with OA to practice some low-impact exercise. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently declared OA a serious disease, not only because it causes morbidity, but also because it is a progressive lifetime condition that can be disabling in its most advanced stages2.

If you want to know more about OA, visit Arthrolink, our patient portal:

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1 out of 4 patients with OA
cannot perform major daily activities.5

Did you know?

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1 out of 4 patients with OA cannot perform major daily activities5.
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In 2021 the FDA recognized OA as a serious disease2
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More than 500 million people in the world suffer from OA in 20203
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OA decreases patient’s quality of life, causing pain in 88% of its patients4
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The prevalence of OA continues to rise because of ageing population, overweight and obesity, genetics and joint trauma6.
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Did you know that in 2021 the FDA recognized OA as a serious disease2?
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Did you know that 654 million people in the world suffer from OA in 20223?
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Did you know that OA decreases patient’s quality of life, causing pain in 88% of its patients4?
The prevalence of OA continues to rise because of ageing population, overweight and obesity, genetics and joint trauma.6
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The Laboratoires Expanscience, with 30 years of expertise in the field of osteoarthritis, are committed to increase the OA visibility, a disabling disease that is still underdiagnosed. The BehindOA project is an initiative that gives a voice to patients and healthcare professionals. The goal is to reach 10,000 comments and turn them into a 10,000 euro donation which will be given by Laboratoires Expanscience to two associations involved in osteoarthritis, in order to encourage scientific research in this field**.

Osteoarthritis, also known as “OA” is a disease that’s invisible to the eye. It consists of the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It can occur at any age and regardless of gender, however probabilities increase as age progresses, and prevalence in women is higher. OA causes pain and stiffness in the joints, especially in the knee, hip, and thumbs1. The pain and stiffness levels vary due to many enviromental factors (weather, altitude, etc.) and level of physical activity. This is why it is always advised for patients with OA to practice some low-impact exercise. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently declared OA a serious disease, not only because it causes morbidity, but also because it is a progressive lifetime condition that can be disabling in its most advanced stages2.

If you want to know more about OA, visit Arthrolink, our patient portal:

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In 2021 the FDA recognized OA as a serious disease2
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More than 500 million people in the world suffer from OA in 20203

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OA affects patient’s quality of life, causing pain in 88% of its patients4
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1 out of 4 patients with OA cannot perform major daily activities5.
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OA prevalence continues to rise due to ageing population, obesity, genetics and joint trauma6.