OARSI 2019 World Congress on Osteoarthritis

The 2019 World Congress on Osteoarthritis was held in Toronto in May and welcomed over 1500 delegates from across the globe. The ORI team were delighted to have an abstract accepted for poster presentation at the conference. The research entitled: “Mid-term follow up and analysis of the subsequent need for hip replacement following completion of the CHAIN (Cycling against Hip Pain) programme” investigated how many participants had required surgical intervention after completing a six week education and cycling intervention, delivered between 2013 and 2015, for the treatment of hip osteoarthritis. The results showed that at 3-5 year follow up, only 32 (33.7%) participants had returned to their local NHS hospital for total hip replacement surgery. These findings may have significant economic implications for practice, given the high cost of surgical interventions and the increasing numbers of people with osteoarthritis.

ORI researcher, Louise, attended the conference in Toronto:

Having the opportunity to attend the World Congress on Osteoarthritis was a hugely valuable experience. It was great to share our mid-term results of the CHAIN programme with a global audience and answer questions on how we deliver the pathway. Attending high quality keynotes, seminars and discussion groups allowed me to learn of some of the best research from across the world in the area of osteoarthritis. I found the research on exercise therapy for the conservative treatment of osteoarthritis particularly interesting, given our interest in cycling and hip osteoarthritis. I would like to thank the team at ORI for giving me this fantastic opportunity.

The full abstract has recently been published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage: https://www.oarsijournal.com/article/S1063-4584(19)30755-1/fulltext