Arthritis - including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and 'other type and unknown' - affects an estimated 3.6 million (15%) Australians, based on self-reported data from the ABS National Health Survey 2017–18 . Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common forms of arthritis.
1 in 6 Australians has arthritis.That’s 3.9 million people.
Arthritis Australia is dedicated to improving quality-of-life for the millions of Australians living with arthritis through education, programs and advocacy. Arthritis Australia also fund world-class research to increase our knowledge of arthritis and find better ways to prevent, treat and hopefully cure the condition in its many forms.
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Given his many years experience in the field of rheumatology(since 2009) and arthritis, Dr Farshad Ghaz has been managing all kinds of arthritis and in 1 to 2 percent of patients who require specialized 100 medications (Biological therapy) refers them to two Senior Rheumatologist: Dr Christopher Mack, Professor Stephen Hall for advanced biologic therapy (Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis or Ankylosing spondylitis).