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What is the scale of the problem?

Scale of the problem infographic 


Condition specific statistics

Inflammatory conditions
Conditions of musculoskeletal pain
Osteoporosis and fragility fractures
Over 400,000 people have rheumatoid arthritis.
Over 8.75 million people aged 45 and over have sought treatment for osteoarthritis.
Around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis.
12,000 children have juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
10 million people in England and Scotland alone have persistent back pain.
Over 300,000 fragility fractures occur each year.

200,000 people have ankylosing spondylitis.
Up to 2.8 million people in the UK have fibromyalgia.

1.5 million people have gout.

Do you want to know how many people have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or back pain in your area? Visit the MSK Calculator online tool.

Note-references and data sources for the statistics above are included in the full report.

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