Hip and Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis
The Hip and Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis PSP was an initiative between the James Lind Alliance and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit at the University of Oxford and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. It was funded by the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.
During the course of this PSP it became clear that a similar exercise to establish the unanswered questions around an earlier stage of osteoarthritis would be invaluable. More details of this second exercise can be found on the Early Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis PSP page.
One of the PSP partners was Versus Arthritis, which was interested in identifying future funding priorities in this area. They, together with other influential organisations, such as the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, will base their research funding strategies on the Top 10 priorities from this PSP.
The PSP was co-ordinated by the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.
The Hip and Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis PSP Top 10 was published in April 2014.