Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today Winter 2013

Winter 2013

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Professor Malcolm Jackson

Does ageing have to mean more joint pain?

The average lifespan of the population goes up by five hours every day. A child born tomorrow has on average a five-hour longer lifespan than a child born today. How can we keep ageing population healthy and free of conditions that traditionally affect older people? Our second new musculoskeletal ageing centre hopes to answer this question.

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Roberta Sheffield and her horse Wonderboy

Growing up with arthritis

Arthritis is rarely associated with teenagers, yet it can be particularly severe in adolescence and lead to long-term joint damage. As Arthritis Research UK opens the first-ever centre dedicated to adolescent rheumatology, Phillipa Williams talks to young people who are living with the disease.

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Hip replacement

The challenge of revision hip replacement surgery

Total hip replacements (THRs) are very successful procedures, but they eventually wear out and sometimes complications may develop, requiring a further operation – revision hip replacement. Orthopaedic surgeon Manoj Sood gives an overview of this procedure.

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Jack and Mildred Hallam

The power of a piece of paper

Paper has lots of uses, but as legacy advisor Jon Chase explains, there is a kind of paper that is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against arthritis.

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