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Knee & hip replacement advice goes online

Counseling osteoarthritis patients about knee replacement surgery may be simpler if patients can get information from others who have been through the procedure.

Dr Marwan Burkhari, Consultant Rheumatologist

Arthritis metrics aim for consistent care

Implementing commissioning metrics can have a significant impact on the quality of services delivered to patients who have rheumatoid arthritis, finds a new study conducted by Commissioning for Quality in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CQRA).

Make pain relief a priority this winter

As winter descends and the temperature begins to drop, a staggering 70% of arthritis sufferers in the UK* (approximately 6.3 million people) are dreading every moment of the months ahead.

Clinical focus

The Sarah Key Back Care hypothesis proposes that most simple back pain originates from a "stiff spinal segment" which comes about when a cushioning intervertebral disc between two vertebrae dries out and loses shock absorption as a result of sustained compression.