Racial Differences in OA

An article on the Arthritis Today website discusses two recent studies which explore racial differences in osteoarthritis. An author on the first paper, Joanne M. Jordan, director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and principal investigator of the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project notes the importance of understanding the risk for progression in OA and early intervention. The paper, Occurrence of radiographic osteoarthritis of the knee and hip among African Americans and Caucasians: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. was published in Arthritis Care and Research in December.

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