Lund OsteoArthritis Division - Clinical Epidemiology Unit
Organisational unit: Research group
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Osteoarthritis, joint disease, chronic pain, musculoskeletal disease
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.
Recent research outputs
Global, regional, and national burden of neurological disorders, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016GBD 2016 Neurology Collaborators & Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri, 2019 Mar 14, (Accepted/In press) In : The Lancet. Neurology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
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