Brain imaging explores pain

A SURGEON at an Oxford hospital is looking at why some arthritis patients get more pain than others.

Stephen Gwilym, of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, in Windmill Road, Headington, has won £201,460 for research using brain imaging to understand the pain associated with hip arthritis.

His three-year study - the first of its kind in the world - could explain why some people suffer from the condition more than others and are, therefore, more likely to need joint replacement operations.


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