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Congratulations to the OTTER 2 Trial on hitting their recruitment target today! Thanks to the trial team, all the sites and everyone taking part.

This trial aims to find out which treatment best improves hand pain for people with thumb base osteoarthritis. The last participants are now receiving their interventions and, once everyone has completed the final 12 week questionnaire, the team will be able to start analysing the data.

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