So, you have received a diagnosis of osteoarthritis but how much do you know about the disease and are you clear what to expect or what your treatment options might be? Here are some of the key facts you need to know.
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?
One of the questions we are asked most frequently by patients who are overweight is will it affect the success of their hip replacement surgery and should they try and lose weight before having their operation. The answer to both questions is yes. There are a number of suggested ways that patients can improve their…
Many patients who are due to undergo hip replacement surgery do their own research into the different surgical approaches. As orthopaedic surgeons, we welcome this as it means patients are well-informed and fully engaged in their own treatment and rehabilitation, which helps to better long-term outcomes. However, sometimes misconceptions can arise and this can lead…
This is the question we are being asked most frequently right now and people’s anxiety is understandable. With cases of Covid-19 rising again and a move towards local containment measures, there is a reluctance among some patients to enter a hospital setting.
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.
It is easy to understand the excitement about stem cell therapy in the treatment of injured or diseased tissue in the body. The prospect of using stem cells to heal injured or diseased tissues or modify symptoms in the future holds great promise for the development of orthopaedic care.
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.
Hip replacement surgery is now a routine procedure. According to the National Joint Registry, 105,306 hip replacement procedures were carried out in 2017 in the UK, up from 101,651 in 2016. The average age for surgery in men is 67.5. In women it is 69.9.
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?