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The Bristol Knee Clinic

The Bristol Orthopaedic Clinic

• The Glen Spire Hospital, Bristol
• St Mary's Hospital, Bristol
• St Joseph's Hospital, Newport
• The Lister Hospital, London

Appointment Bookings:

• Tel: 0117 970 6655


The "Glen" Spire Hospital
Redland Hill
Bristol BS6 6UT

Tel: 0117 980 4080

Bristol Nuffield Hospital at St Mary's
Upper Byron Place
Bristol BS8 1JU

Tel: 0117 970 6655

St Joseph's Hospital
Harding Avenue
Newport NP20 6ZE

Tel: 01633 820300

The Lister Hospital
The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Rd.

Tel: 01179 706655

Treatment of Arthritis - Introduction

Management & Treatment of Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the degeneration or wearing of a joint resulting in symptoms, clinical signs and usually functional restriction. The symptoms are usually pain, swelling and stiffness of the joint in question. The clinical signs are swelling, restricted motion, tenderness of the joint and possibly deformity in late disease. The functional restriction is usually produced as a result of the pain, swelling and stiffness of the joint. A deformity in late disease commonly produces a pronounced functional restriction and in the case of hip or knee arthritis results in the use of a stick, crutches or other walking aids. The treatment of OA concentrates on reducing the symptoms, controlling the progression and maintaining function without deformity.


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