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Patients with Severe Arthritis Have Increased Significantly During the Pandemic

For patients awaiting a hip or knee replacement, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unparalleled challenges. Severe arthritis, which is one of the primary reasons for needing joint replacement surgery, is a progressive condition so symptoms gradually worsen. This is exacerbated during periods of immobility and heightened stress so it is reasonable to predict that for…

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Maintaining Good Knee Health As You Age

As we age, we become more prone to joint pain and the knees are particularly susceptible. However, knee pain is not inevitable and there are things you can do to protect your knee joints and help yourself to enjoy a fit and active old age.

Hip replacement materials

What Materials Will We Use in Your Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement surgery is used to treat severe hip pain caused by degenerative diseases like arthritis as well as serious hip fractures. While such procedures are routine for us as orthopaedic surgeons, we recognise that the idea of having a prosthetic joint may seem a bit strange and patients often ask what replacement hip joints…

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