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  • A man with his dog

    Foot and ankle surgery

    Most people with foot and ankle problems won't need surgery, but if you do, it can help relieve pain and improve the function of your feet.

  • A woman holding her hand in front of her

    Hand and wrist surgery

    Surgery isn't usually necessary for people with arthritis-related conditions in their hands and wrists, but it can sometimes be helpful.

  • A family walking with their dog

    Hip replacement surgery

    During hip replacement surgery, the surgeon replaces the damaged joint surfaces with artificial parts. It can reduce pain and improve your mobility.

  • A group of people doing tai chi

    Knee replacement surgery

    Over 70,000 knee replacement operations are carried out each year. They're most commonly recommended for osteoarthritis but sometimes for inflammatory joint diseases.

  • A yoga class taking place

    Shoulder and elbow replacement

    Shoulder or elbow joint replacement involve the surfaces of the joint being replaced with parts made of metal and plastic. This operation is sometimes called arthroplasty.


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