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Researchers in Oxford are aiming to stem the rising tide of knee replacement operations being performed by developing and exploring experimental treatments for painful osteoarthritis of the knee.

The Arthritis Research UK Experimental Osteoarthritis Treatment Centre at the University of Oxford will bring together leading experts to investigate how altering the way the knee moves can prevent osteoarthritis getting worse. And they will involve local patients in a number of trials to test the effectiveness of surgical and non-surgical treatments tailored to their individual needs. 

The centre is being jointly funded by £150,000 from medical research charity Arthritis Research UK and Össur, a global leader of non-invasive orthopaedics, over three years.

Read more (Arthritis Research UK website)