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Highgate Private Hospital supports World Arthritis Day

Highgate Private Hospital is joining the fight to raise awareness of Arthritis by marking World Arthritis Day.

World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12 October. People with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) from around the world join together to make their voices heard on this day.

The aims of World Arthritis Day are to raise awareness of RMDs amongst the medical community, people with RMDs and the general public, to influence public policy by making decision-makers aware of the burden of RMDs and the steps which can be taken to ease it and also to ensure all people with RMDs and their caregivers are aware of the vast support network available to them.

Arthritis refers to the group of diseases that affect joints which have in common the consequence of leading to pain and disability.

There are a number of other conditions that affect tissues outside the joints but also lead to pain in the limbs and, or the spine, and collectively they are known as disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Highgate Private Hospital treats patients with disorders of the bones and joints and their associated muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

Whether you need major hip or knee surgery, removal of a bunion or a more simple investigation of a joint or musculosketetal problem, Highgate Private Hospital can care for you from diagnosis through to treatment and rehabilitation.

The hospital offers regular outpatient clinics with Consultant Orthopeadic Surgeons, many of whom have experience with caring for and treating Premiership, National and Olympic sports teams.  The Hospital’s surgeons are supported by an onsite Diagnostic Servicefor imaging and chartered physiotherapistsfor any rehabilitative treatment. Consultants also have access to other specialists within the hospital including Consultant Rheumatologists and Podiatric Surgeons, to work with and refer to as appropriate.

Consultants specialise in:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bunions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Elbow disorders
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hammertoes
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Joint problems
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee injuries
  • Orthopaedic Shockwave Therapy
  • Shoulder injuries and surgery (Rotator Cuff)
  • Sports injuries clinic
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic arthroscopies
  • Trauma clinics for very recent injuries.


You will usually need to be referred to this service by a GP or other healthcare professional. For appointments or enquiries please call us on 020 8347 3899.or email opdreception@highgatehospital.co.uk

Date: 10/10/2013
By: Lara
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