A total hip replacement is offered to people with severe hip pain and loss of mobility due to a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis or a serious hip fracture. It involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with an artificial implant.
Knee replacement surgery is a routine procedure offered to patients with severe knee pain due to osteoarthritis. A total knee replacement involves removing the entire knee joint and replacing it with a prosthetic implant, whereas a partial knee replacement entails replacing only the damaged sections of the knee joint and leaving the undamaged sections intact.
One of the outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic is that more people than ever before have taken up running as a hobby. As sports go, it’s easy to see why running is so popular. You don’t need to join a gym or buy expensive equipment (although you do need a good pair of running shoes),…Details
Haemophilia is an inherited blood disorder which causes the person’s blood to fail to clot properly. Blood normally contains proteins – called clotting factors – that help to stop bleeding. However, in people with haemophilia, the factor VIII and factor IX proteins are very low which can lead to spontaneous or prolonged bleeding following an…Details
Did you know that even before you get to the operating table, there are factors that make a difference to your surgical outcomes? Some of these – such as your age – can’t be changed but others can be positively impacted by your lifestyle choices.
If you’re due to undergo a total knee replacement, you may be wondering what you will and won’t be able to do following your surgery. As orthopaedic surgeons, we endeavour to understand our patients’ expectations and to help people to have a realistic idea of what they will be able to do following joint replacement…Details
With more people than ever waiting for orthopaedic surgery right now and with the Omicron variant affecting growing numbers across the country, it has never been more important to keep well over the winter months if you have a chronic condition.
Total hip replacement – also called total hip arthroplasty – and total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty) are surgical procedures routinely offered to treat severe osteoarthritis and joint damage. As orthopaedic surgeons, our aim is to provide patients experiencing debilitating symptoms with relief from pain and to restore function, mobility and quality of life. However,…Details
Around three million people in the UK have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and around 63,000 are being treated for kidney failure.
A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace a severely damaged knee joint with a prosthetic implant. It is now offered routinely for people whose knees are so badly affected by arthritis or injury that they find it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks or move around without pain. Knee replacement is a common…Details