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What jobs put you at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis? with Dr Thomas Perry

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Jobs which involve repetitive movements and excessive knee loading, such as farming and mining have been linked to the development of knee osteoarthritis. On this episode of Joint Action, we discuss which jobs put you at risk of osteoarthritis, which ones may have a protective effect and if you are in a physically demanding job, what can you do to minimise your risk.

Dr Thomas Perry is a postdoctoral researcher in the Vincent Group at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford University. His work explores the relationship between molecular-based pain biomarkers and patient-reported outcome measures of pain using data from the STEpUP OA Consortium; a prospective study of knee OA utilizing existing clinical data and knee synovial fluid samples from 17 cohorts (~N = 2000 participants) of both participants with differing severities of knee OA or with a history of recent knee injury.


Journal articles

-       Occupational risk in knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

-       Occupation and risk of knee osteoarthritis and knee replacement: A longitudinal, multiple-cohort study


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