SOAR - Society For Osteoarthritis Research


Osteoarthritis is a major public health problem in the country. It is not a killer but is one of the most common cause of disability. It is a major cause of DALY’s lost. In collaboration with the Indian college of Physicians and Indian Rheumatology Association, a society has been created namely Society for Osteoarthritis Research (SOAR). An expert group of doctors working and interested in the field of osteoarthritis including Rheumatologists, Orthopedic surgeons and basic scientists are part of this group.

OUR Mission

To disseminate knowledge about Osteoarthritis to the medical community by means of Lectures, Seminars & Publications & to the general public by the medium of Magazine Articles, Public Lectures & Distribution of Literature.

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To establish a society in India that will use multidisciplinary approach & bring together researchers to address issues associated with all aspects of Osteoarthritis to help establish centers for diagnosis & treatment of Osteoarthritis.

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We the undersigned are desirous of forming a society namely Society for Osteoarthritis Research with the Acronym SOAR under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of this Memorandum of Association of the society.

What is Osteoarthritis ??

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. Osteoarthritis symptoms can usually be managed, although the damage to joints can't be reversed. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and receiving certain treatments might slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function.

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MEET OUR Executive Members

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Dr. Arvind Chopra
Sr. Vice President Rheumatology

Dr. R.N. Srivastava
Sr. Vice President Orthopedics

Dr. Ragini Srivastava
Vice President Basic Science


Dr. Kaushik Bhojani
Joint Secretary

Dr. Aarti Sharma
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Osteoarthritis as Illness

Osteoarthritis is a chronic disabling disease with acute exacerbations. It is one of the most disabling of all diseases worldwide.

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