Lund OsteoArthritis Division - Clinical Epidemiology Unit

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    Universitetssjukhuset

    221 84 Lund

    Sweden

Unit profile

Research

Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative joint disease, and a rapidly growing cause of musculoskeletal disability, chronic pain, and reduced quality of life in an ageing European population. Our aims are to gain novel insights into osteoarthritis - its etiology, occurrence, natural history, treatments, prediction, disease monitoring, and disease burden - to allow for better care, decision making, resource prioritization, and prevention of the disease. We will accomplish these goals using a multidisciplinary approach including human tissue biobanking, proteomics, and MR imaging, to characterize the molecular and structural aspects of tissue degradation, with special focus on the role of meniscus lesions in early knee osteoarthritis. Further, in our population-based epidemiologic and health economic studies of musculoskeletal disease, we use physician-coded healthcare data in southern Sweden to understand the impact of osteoarthritis on patient and society.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Orthopedics

Free keywords

  • Osteoarthritis
  • joint disease
  • chronic pain
  • musculoskeletal disease

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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