Welcome to the Sanofi Biosurgery Osteoarthritis Resource Center
Sanofi US is dedicated to working together with national and community-based organizations in the United States to make a real difference in the lives of patients. We believe our business extends beyond the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapeutic solutions to supporting the educational needs of professionals who care for patients.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic and progressive degenerative disease of the whole joint for which there is no cure. OA affects nearly 27 million adults in the United States and it is not simply a disease of an aging population. OA affects 13.9% of adults aged 25 years and older and 33.6% of those 65 and over.1
Offering education to healthcare professionals who manage OA patients is an important step toward helping to improve patient care. The team approach is central to multimodal management of patients with OA. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and many other professionals combine their efforts to advocate for patients and provide excellent care.
The goal of the Sanofi Biosurgery OA Resource Center is to provide healthcare professionals with important information on osteoarthritis, including current understanding of the disease etiology and the future of potential disease-modifying treatments for degenerative joint disease.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Osteoarthritis fact sheet http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/osteoarthritis.htm Accessed June 2015.