Leeds academics to develop arthritis treatment

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Researchers in Leeds are aiming to develop practical ways to help people suffering from painful osteoarthritis, following the establishment of a new experimental treatment centre in the city.

Researchers at the Arthritis Research UK Experimental Osteoarthritis Treatment Centre at the University of Leeds aim to fill a treatment gap by developing better and earlier interventions.

Professor Philip Conaghan, a leading authority in osteoarthritis, is leading the research. He said: “More than two thirds of people with osteoarthritis have constant pain that affects their ability to perform normal daily activities, partly due to the limited treatment options available to them. This new centre has been developed to carry out research to identify, test and develop such treatment options.”

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