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    Paediatric ultrasound machine to benefit children with arthritis as well as those with cerebral palsy

    Friday, 10th August, 2018

    The Paediatric Rheumatology team have raised a magnificent £11,000 to help fund a portable rheumatology ultrasound machine to benefit children with arthritis as well as those with cerebral palsy.

    Ultrasound is particularly appropriate for use in children as it is painless and avoids radiation. Young patients will really benefit as the teams looking after them will have their own machine to perform tests allowing them to make decisions immediately. There is also the added bonus of fewer visits to the hospital and less waiting and uncertainty. By treating inflammation quickly, it is hoped that joint damage can be lessened, reducing the risk of permanent disability and joint replacements at an early age.

    The team, including 2 consultants, Dr Peter Bale and Dr Kate Armon, felt so passionate about providing this piece of kit to improve the care for children with these conditions that they decided to cycle a gruelling 75 miles from Norwich to Cambridge to raise the funds.

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