It’s logical when you think about it that getting a diagnosis is the vital first step to effective treatment. After all, how can you hope to treat an injury without knowing precisely what it is? Yet, it’s amazing how many cycling-related injuries we see (particularly at this time of year) that have gone undiagnosed and…Details
If you have severe arthritis or a serious knee injury, you may be offered knee replacement surgery. This involves removing the damaged section of knee joint and replacing it with a prosthetic implant. This type of surgery is a routine procedure that can help you to regain your mobility and quality of life.
With Wimbledon fortnight due to get underway soon – albeit looking a little different this year due to Covid restrictions – we are taking tennis injuries to the lower limbs as our theme for this blog. We know when you head out on a sunny summer’s day for a game of tennis that the last…Details
If you are a smoker and you are scheduled to undergo a total hip replacement, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend quitting prior to surgery. All of us are familiar with the health risks associated with smoking – which include cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat and other organs, as well as coronary heart disease, heart…Details
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we are looking at the impact of mental health problems on surgical outcomes, specifically in relation to total knee replacements. Joint replacement surgery is a highly effective and successful procedure that offers people the chance to regain their mobility and their quality of life. It is performed routinely for…Details
The fact that joint replacement surgery is going ahead again is good news for anyone suffering from osteoarthritis. We know from speaking to patients that many people have experienced a worsening of symptoms during the pandemic due to a combination of factors including: lack of exercise leading to weight gain and loss of mobility, the…Details
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…Details
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 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…Details
Here we provide evidence-based information about how good nutrition can make a difference to the outcome of joint replacement surgery.