Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint disorder characterized by swelling.  A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. Joints are found in the knees, hips, fingers and other areas of the body that bend to ease movement. There are many types of arthritis, one of which is called osteoarthritis.

Our Bone Health Advocates

EU Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou in a video message on World Osteoporosis Day 2009

I am pleased to express support and commitment from the EU Commission to the millions of people suffering from osteoporosis and their families all over the world.

René Rizzoli, IOF Treasurer and CSA Vice-Chair

IOF's scientific members carry out a broad range of research projects, participate in educational programs and provide valuable support to the patient movement.

Juliet Compston, former IOF board member

Since a first fracture is rapidly followed by more fractures, it is critical that healthcare policies promote the detection of osteoporosis before the first fracture occurs.