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Participate in Research

recruitmentResearch study participants play a crucial role in arthritis research, and much of the research completed at Arthritis Research Canada is made possible by the generous contribution of time by people like you. There are many opportunities for you to become involved; however, some patients are hesitant because they believe that all research studies are invasive. The truth is that some studies can be as simple as taking a survey, testing an interactive website or having a knee exam. And remember, your privacy and confidentiality are always protected.

 

Opportunities for you to get involved:

 

Have you hurt your knee playing sports or during a recreational activity in the past three years? You might be eligible for the new Stop OsteoARthritis (SOAR) program.

The SOAR or – Stop OsteoARthritis program aims to improve user’s ability to self-manage their osteoarthritis risk through education, personalized exercise, activity tracking, and weekly action planning. This research is a key step forward in changing how we treat these injuries in Canada.

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Linking biomechanical and imaging outcomes to better understand the effects of running on knee joint health

Physical activity has been widely recognized as an important treatment approach for knee osteoarthritis (OA); however, little is known about the effects of running with this condition. Previous studies have suggested healthy knee cartilage has the ability to become stronger immediately after running in the short-term, but it remains unclear if unhealthy knee cartilage would react the same.

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