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  • Foot and ankle surgery

    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.

  • Hand and wrist surgery

    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.

  • Hip replacement

    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.

  • Knee replacement

    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.

  • Shoulder and elbow joint replacement

    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.

  • Hip joint

    Metal-on-metal hip replacement Q & A

    Following concerns in the media about metal-on-metal hip replacements, Arthritis Research UK has produced a Question and Answers document for people who need more information.

  • A patient having a consultation

    Types of anaesthetic

    Anaesthetic is a drug that’s used during surgery to stop you feeling any pain. You may be given a general, local or spinal anaesthetic.


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