What we know today about osteoarthritis has come a long way since British doctor John Kent Spender first discussed the term "osteoarthritis" in his article in The Lancet in 1886. The joint disease can however be traced back to the age of the dinosaurs and is thereby one of our oldest known diseases.
Today, researchers at Lund University, are amongst those driving osteoarthritis research forward. Several challenges remain in the race towards a better understanding of the cause of the disease and its pathological process. There is a continuous need to develop better preventive measures, but also new treatment methods for people living with osteoarthritis.