Cartilage Regeneration: How Do We Meet the Increasing Demands of an Ageing Population?

Cartilage Regeneration: How Do We Meet the Increasing Demands of an Ageing Population?
Editorial

Globally, hundreds of millions of people are affected by musculoskeletal disorders (~10 million in the UK) [1]. Data presented from a pan-European study showed that one in three people are affected by musculoskeletal pain and disorders of the musculoskeletal system are the most common work-related health problem. From a survey of individuals who retired early on medical grounds or were on long-term sickness benefit, up to 60% cited musculoskeletal pain as the cause [2]. As well as these societal implications there is a significant economic cost associated with musculoskeletal health. The National Health Service (NHS) spends over

Editorial

Globally, hundreds of millions of people are affected by musculoskeletal disorders (~10 million in the UK) [1]. Data presented from a pan-European study showed that one in three people are affected by musculoskeletal pain and disorders of the musculoskeletal system are the most common work-related health problem. From a survey of individuals who retired early on medical grounds or were on long-term sickness benefit, up to 60% cited musculoskeletal pain as the cause [2]. As well as these societal implications there is a significant economic cost associated with musculoskeletal health. The National Health Service (NHS) spends over

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