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People in Oxford who have osteoarthritis of the knee are being invited to take part in a national charity-funded clinical trial to find a more effective treatment.

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The Arthritis Research UK clinical trial aims to find up to 160 people to take part around the country; at least eight patients will be recruited at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

The trial will establish if a drug called methotrexate, commonly taken by people with rheumatoid arthritis, can also be effective in treating osteoarthritis: a completely different condition.

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