I'm posting this on more than one forum, as osteoarthritis is such a common condition.
Just wondered if anyone can recommend a specialist centre for osteoarthritis in the south of the UK? I have genetic nodal osteoarthritis of the hands and the centres that seem to specialise or be interested in this form of OA all seem to be in the north.
I'm in Devon but would happily travel to Bristol/Bath, Cardiff, Oxford, London if there's a hospital someone could vouch for.
On another subject, I'm also wondering why I've been recommended a medicine called Cartrophen (sodium pentosan polysulfate) to help prevent arthritis from starting IN MY DOG. But apart from a trial (successful) in humans with knee OA, I can't see that there have been any further trials or that it is used to help prevent OA in humans, apart from treating human cystitis! Anyone have any other knowledge about this drug, sodium pentosan polysulfate? It sounded really interesting.