Rheumatism: diseases of old age?

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On the occasion of World Rheumatism Day, we take stock of these diseases which represent the leading cause of disability. When we talk about rheumatism, we are talking about all diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system: joints, bones, muscles and tendons. Thus, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, low back pain are all rheumatic diseases.

Can we really consider them as diseases of old age as we often hear it? Is it possible to prevent these diseases? What treatments are available?

  • Pr François Rannou, rheumatologist, rehabilitation therapist and head of the functional rehabilitation service at CHU Cochin, in Paris
  • Prof. Joëlle Tiendrébeogo, associate lecturer in rheumatology at theJoseph Ki-Zerbo University and rheumatologist at Bogodogo University Hospital in Burkina Faso

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