Under Pressure - A Report on the State of the Nation's Knees

Under Pressure: A Report on the State of the Nation’s Knees; read this new and in-depth review here, exploring the social and economic impact of knee osteoarthritis and the urgent need to welcome treatment innovation via non-invasive alternatives to surgery.

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FINAL Under Pressure Arthrosamid Report 2024


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Under Pressure: A Report on the State of the Nation’s Knees

This independently authored report 

  • highlights the current challenges faced by thousands of patients across the UK who are seeking solutions to the chronic pain and immobility associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Leading orthopaedic experts 

  • are adding their voice to this comprehensive review which also considers the huge waiting lists faced by many patients referred for physiotherapy or potential surgical intervention and investigates what other options are open to them.

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Commissioned by Contura Orthopaedics

The report strives to provide a positive perspective to the current landscape too, by setting out the debate around the benefits of non-invasive treatments entering the market, such as Arthrosamid®, for those patients wishing to delay or avoid knee replacement surgery.

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Supported by key findings of a national opinion poll

  • The report reflects levels of anxiety around joint problems and a worrying misconception of “inevitability”, with 80% of respondents fearing that joint pain is just an unavoidable part of getting older.

“We feel it’s been a secret for far too long. It’s time now for more of us to discover how Arthrosamid® can really help.”

Rakesh Tailor, CEO of Contura Orthopaedics Ltd says

“The aim of this new report is to highlight the plight of all those struggling with access to treatment options in the UK. Although your doctor will be doing their best for you, the truth is that, for some time, there’s been a lack of options they can offer their patients with osteoarthritic knees."

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