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  1. Arti says:

    In fact, it’s estimated that by 2050 over 24% of the world’s population will be age 65 or older. Although people are living longer (increased lifespan), this has not been accompanied by an increase in the number of years of life without the burden of age-related disease (healthspan). People are living longer than ever before. 8 billion. Increased mortality, pain, disability, depression and loss of independence are well-documented consequences following musculoskeletal injury in elderly people. Osteoarthritis, sarcopenia, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal diseases are significant health issues in old age. This is an unprecedented situation in human history and we are frighteningly unprepared for the economic, health care and social impact of this massive demographic shift. For example, the annual direct medical costs of treating osteoporotic fractures total $13.

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