Radiographers responsible for caring for patients suffering with early stage osteoarthritis (OA) now have a chance to influence what questions future research should answer.
OA is a condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff and is the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
The James Lind Alliance (JLA), which brings together health professionals, carers and patients to coordinate research into certain diseases, is conducting a national survey to define the questions which matter the most.
This follows a survey carried out earlier this year to draw up a comprehensive list of questions, which have now been whittled down.
The OA of Hip and Knee prioritisation survey will result in the 10 questions that future research should answer in respect of (i) surgical treatments for early OA, (ii) non-surgical treatments, and (iii) other important questions.
The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
Click here to take the survey.
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