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Breaking the cycle: sleep disturbance as a target for remedying the ‘cycle of distress’ in osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent of the musculoskeletal disorders [1] and affects approximately 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60 years [2]. Given the aging of the population and rising obesity rates, the prevalence of osteoarthritis, particularly in weight-bearing joints, can only be expected to increase. The consequences of osteoarthritis can be devastating, including an increased risk for developing physical and mental disabilities and decreased quality of life [3,4]. Innovative approaches are needed to better understand and remedy the cycle of distress that is osteoarthritis.

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