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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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Mar 04

Arthritis Society responds to Canada’s Premiers’ news conference Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO We were pleased to hear many premiers highlight the need to address the growing crisis of the increasing wait lists for surgeries across the country during today’s news conference. Wait times for joint replacement surgery were too long... Arthritis Society
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Feb 19

Study reveals role of platelets in the development of lupus Platelets may play a key role in the development of lupus, according to a study published today by researchers at Université Laval and CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center. Extracellular DNA circulating in the blood of patients with lupus causes the inflammatory reaction associated with... News Medical
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Feb 04

'Realignment' surgery could prevent knee replacements Research from Western University in London, Ont. shows that High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) surgeries - knee realignments - should be performed more often. "It may be a procedure that is underused and undervalued," says Codie Primeau, a Western physical therapy PhD student and lead author... CTV News