If you have diabetes, the risks of complications are higher if you undergo joint replacement surgery. But, how much higher and is there anything that you can do to reduce the risks?
Anyone who is suffering from severe hip or knee osteoarthritis knows how debilitating the condition can be. It causes pain, loss of function and, in some cases, significantly reduced quality of life which can lead to depression.
Our knees are particularly prone to injury and sports that involve running or jumping put us at greatest risk. It’s not surprising, when you think about it, because walking exerts a pressure equivalent to three times a person’s body weight on the knees and running exerts a pressure of up to five times a person’s…
If you’ve injured yourself playing sport, you’ll undoubtedly be keen to get back on your feet and competing again as quickly as possible. That’s why it’s important to seek specialist medical attention.
Playing sport is good for both your physical and mental wellbeing. As well as helping you to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight, scientists have shown that sport has many positive benefits for your mental health. So how can you prevent getting injured?
If you have knee pain, you’ve probably noticed that as the temperature drops, the pain rises. It can make cold winter days particularly difficult and may make you feel like hibernating until the weather improves.
Knee replacement – also called arthroplasty – is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged, diseased or worn out knee joint with an artificial implant. It is most commonly used for patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or gout, or people who have had a serious knee injury. Most patients having this type of surgery are…