Medical research today brings pain relief tomorrow.

Medical research today brings pain relief tomorrow.

Donate now to our appeal for Osteoarthritis research.

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and joint disease worldwide and is a leading cause of pain and impaired function among working age and older adults. Over 1.9 million Australians suffer from osteoarthritis, a chronic disease often associated with joint pain and stiffness, reduced mobility and reduced quality of life. The cost to the economy is approximately $3.75 billion per year.

Despite its large disease burden there is currently no cure or therapeutic intervention that simultaneously improves the structure of a joint and debilitating pain and symptoms. This means that urgent support is needed today to fast track osteoarthritis research and deliver pain relief to those who need it most.

At Menzies, we have an extensive history and track record in musculoskeletal disease and health research, with Professor Graeme Jones (above) and Dr Feng Pan using recent advances in osteoarthritis knowledge to find answers and interventions aimed at structural modification and pain relief for this debilitating disease.

But preventing or curing disease needs much more than researchers, it also needs financial donations. Every dollar of your gift will be used for research in Tasmania.

On behalf of our researchers and those living with osteoarthritis, we thank you for your generosity.