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Aims of this Guidelines in Practice animation

This animation:

  • presents osteoarthritis (OA) as a long-term condition and a barrier to healthy ageing
  • describes chronic pain in OA and its impact on patients and the NHS
  • discusses the association between OA and other conditions
  • discusses the impact of chronic pain from OA on a patient’s daily activities.




Date of preparation: May 2021