Europe sets agenda for OA research

A EULAR working group has released a list of priorities for osteoarthritis research.

According to the ad hoc committee made up of OA researchers, clinicians and patients, several barriers had contributed to a lack of success so far in improving treatment of OA.

These included a  historic focus on inflammatory arthritis, a cartilage-centric approach to a process that involves multiple tissue pathologies, a lack of engagement from primary care and little cross speciality communication, waning industry involvement and a lack of focus on pain.  

Following a series of consensus rounds the

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