OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEES OR HIPS?

The Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program at Women’s College Hospital is recruiting participants living in Toronto, Ontario, for twostudies. Below is a short description on each study.

1. THE STUDY OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Researchers at Women’s College Hospital, are looking for volunteers 45 years and older (men and women) with painful hip/knee arthritis to complete a telephone interview at your convenience to learn more about how you are managing your osteoarthritis.

This study aims to better understand the current treatments and information you are using to manage your osteoarthritis and opinions that you have about surgical treatment options for knee and hip arthritis, in particular total joint replacement surgery of the hip or knee.

This research will provide the necessary information to develop and test strategies to improve people’s decision making about this surgery when offered.



2. THE STUDY ON SENSATION
This study will measure sensation around the knees and hand in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. This study will take approximately 3 hours to complete a set of questionnaires, and a specialized physical examination focusing on the sensations around your knees and hand.

Are you:
• 55 years or older?
• Have no history of diabetes?
• Have no history of any other chronic pain condition?
• Have no history of knee replacement surgery?

If so, then you might be eligible for this study.

If you are interested or would like more information about any of these two studies, please call our hotline at 416-323-6218, or our toll free number at 1-877-437-1591.


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