P ensioners remain in pain and misery due to a sharp increase in NHS rationing of hip and knee surgery, doctors have been warned.
New figures show 7,000 fewer operations carried out in the past year – despite a steep rise in the elderly population.
The Royal Surgeons said that patients were unfairly denied surgery through arbitrary policies, including those who limit them to those with the greatest pain.
Over the last decade, the number of senior citizens in the UK has increased by more than 2 million.
However, the analysis shows that the number of NHS knee changes has fallen by 4 700 in a year alone, while the number of hip surgery decreased by more than 2500, during 201
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