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About Arthritis


Arthritis is a collection of conditions affecting joints and other tissues. It causes pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life.

It's serious. 1 in 5 Canadians live every day with arthritis and there is no cure.

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Arthritis Types A-Z


In this section arthritis experts provide you with information on the main types of arthritis, frequently asked questions, treatments and suggestions for self-management.

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Jul 12

Joint replacement surgeries must become a priority again As Canada continues to confront COVID-19, an alarming backlog of joint replacement surgeries is emerging. In this Toronto Star editorial, the Arthritis Society addresses how it is taking action on the issue. Toronto Star
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May 11

B.C. plans ‘ambitious’ fix of surgical wait-list backlog while still fighting COVID-19 BC's plan to resume postponed surgeries is intended to address both the COVID-related backlog and surgeries that had significant wait times pre-COVID. People waiting for joint replacement surgeries are among the most impacted. The Globe and Mail
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May 08

More than 1,000 non-urgent surgeries completed since COVID-19 restrictions were eased: AHS Alberta Heath Services said more than 1,000 non-urgent surgeries have been completed in the province since health officials announced on Monday that it was resuming some scheduled procedures. People waiting for joint replacements have been among the most impacted by pre-existing delays made worse... Global News