Arthritis is one of the main causes of disability in the UK. A study by the Arthritis Research Campaign (Arthritis: The Big Picture) concluded that many people are confused about what arthritis is and ARC estimates that there may be twice as many people with the condition than see their GP about it. To mark…Details
If you have undergone joint replacement surgery, you want to experience the best possible outcomes and know that your prosthetic implant will last as long as possible, giving you many years of pain-free movement.
To mark Rheumatoid Arthritis Week (13-19 September), we are focusing on this common form of arthritis including what it is, how its diagnosed and when to get treatment. We’ll also outline some of the key differences between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
A meniscal tear is an injury to the cartilage in the knee joint, often caused by twisting your knee. It is particularly common among sports people and is also associated with ageing. While you may not experience pain immediately if you tear your meniscus, it may intensify over time and your knee may become stiff.…Details
The menisci are crescent-shaped pads of cartilage within the knee joint, positioned between the thigh bone and the shin bone. You have one meniscus on each side of your knee – the medial on the inside and the lateral on the outside. They act as shock absorbers cushioning the joint as you walk or run…Details
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