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                 Common Joint Conditions
In general most joint symptoms are related to injury, inflammation or natural wear and tear.
Most are self limiting and resolve with time, analgesia, anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy. 


Persisting symptoms despite above measures may need surgical attention. 

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​         What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is general wear and tear of a joint due to ageing process but not necessarily old age!

Earlier onset can be influenced by the suboptimal development of the joint, significant injuries and repeated excessive strain on the joint. 

Natural course of arthritis is one that of gradual deterioration, which can be highly variable and so are the symptoms. 

Initial non operative treatment is recommended as the symptoms can settle and remain settled before becoming restricting.


End stage arthritis can be helped by joint replacement to regain lost activity and quality of life.

         What is a Joint Replacement?

Hip or Knee Replacement or Arthroplasty is a procedure, where a damaged and painful hip or knee joint is replaced with an artificial one. 

Adults of any age can be considered for a hip replacement, typically most are carried out on people between the ages of

60 and 80.

Joint replacements do wear with time and come lose, this is largely influenced by the level of activity

Contact us:

Contact Appointments
Ludlow Unit (Private Treatment Unit)
RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT

Oswestry SY10 7AG

Tel NHS & Private:  01691 404344

Tel Private:  07384 277867   

Fax: 01691 404 060  


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