On the current research of osteoarthritis have around 12 journals, 10 conferences and 15 workshops are presently dedicated to osteoarthritis and around 400 articles are being published on the current trends in osteoarthritis. About 27 million people in America have osteoarthritis. Common risk factors include increasing age, obesity, previous joint injury, overuse of the joint, weak thigh muscles and genetics.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis. It is a chronic condition in which the material that cushions the joints, called cartilage, breaks down. This causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement. The cause is not fully understood. Osteoarthritis may also affect the neck, small finger joints, the base of the thumb, ankle and big toe. The pain may be moderate and come and go, without affecting the ability to perform daily tasks. Some people’s OA will never progress past this early stage. Others will have their OA get worse. The pain and stiffness of more severe osteoarthritis may make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, sleep, or perform other daily tasks.
The Journal of Orthopedics and Muscular System: Current Research is an academic journal – hosted by OMICS International – a pioneer in open access publishing–and is listed among the top 10 journals in osteoarthritis. Each year research scientists have noticed a rise in the number of congresses being held in this field which provides a unique platform to researchers and scientist to explore the advanced and latest research developments in the field of medicine for osteoporosis thus bridging the gap between researchers and young scientists.
OMICS International hosts over 400 leading-edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals and organize over 300 International Conferences annually all over the world.
OMICS Publishing Group journals have over 3 million readers and the fame and success of the same can be attributed to the strong editorial board which contains over 30000 eminent personalities that ensure a rapid, quality and quick review process. OMICS Group signed an agreement with more than 500 International Societies to make healthcare information Open Access.
List of Related Journals of Osteoarthritis
- Journal of Orthopedics and Muscular System: Current Research
- Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
- The New England Journal of Medicine
OMICS Group is organizing 4th International Conference on Orthopedics & Rheumatology with the theme “Access the cutting-edge information and maximize networking opportunities in the field of Orthopedics & Rheumatology” with a well reputed organizing committee during October 26-28, 2015 at Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
List of Major Research Centers
- Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis
- Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise & Osteoarthritis
- The Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis