Bones and joints are part of our musculoskeletal system and they provide the framework for the body to move. A joint is where two or more bones come together and are held in place by muscles and tendons such as the knee. Bones and joints may be affected by painful conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The most common condition affecting joints is arthritis which causes inflammation of a joint resulting in pain, stiffness and swelling and over time the joint can become damaged.
We undertake clinical trials in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, supported by our relationships with local rheumatologists, orthopaedic specialists, and primary care physicians. Reinforcing our position as a top recruiter with nearly 300,000 patients – 10,000 of which are across 160 studies.