This month, OrACORe and PIVOT released an updated model of the Osteoarthritis Risk Calculator (OA Risk C). This interactive, web-based education tool calculates a user’s risk of OA and of undergoing TKR, based on demographic and risk factor information. For more about how we developed this tool, click here.
Risk calculators exist for many prevalent conditions with modifiable risk factors, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. However, no risk calculators previously existed for OA. The OA Risk Calculator provides information about risk factors and the chance of developing OA if these factors are modified. For those already diagnosed with OA, the calculator gives information about the user’s risk of total joint replacement.