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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on osteoarthritis.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Osteoarthritis is a common and sometimes painful condition that affects the structure of joints including the bone and cartilage (a rubber-like padding that covers and protects bones at the joints).

Although it can occur in any joint, and in patients of any age, it usually occurs later in life and affects the hips and knees. It can also cause problems in the spine, shoulders, hands or any other joint.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 08 Oct 2021

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