Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects 30 million people in the U.S. alone.1 This condition occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time and most commonly affects joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine. While many symptoms can usually be managed, the damage to joints cannot be reversed.2
Ferring focuses on treating pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee, which affects approximately 14 million people in the U.S.3
- Arthritis foundation. Arthritis by the Numbers. Available at https://www.arthritis.org/getmedia/e1256607-fa87-4593-aa8a-8db4f291072a/2019-abtn-final-march-2019.pdf. Last accessed: August 2020.
- Mayo Clinic. Oseteoarthritis – Symptoms and causes. Available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351925. Last accessed: August 2020.
- National Library of Medicine. Number of Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis in the US: Impact of Race and Ethnicity, Age, Sex, and Obesity. Available at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27014966/. Last accessed: August 2020.
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