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…Details
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.
Our knees are particularly prone to injury and sports that involve running or jumping put us at greatest risk. It’s not surprising, when you think about it, because walking exerts a pressure equivalent to three times a person’s body weight on the knees and running exerts a pressure of up to five times a person’s…Details
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?
If you have knee pain, you’ve probably noticed that as the temperature drops, the pain rises. It can make cold winter days particularly difficult and may make you feel like hibernating until the weather improves.
A hip fracture is a break or crack at the top of the thigh bone where it meets the hip joint. Fractures are normally due to a fall and are particularly common in older people who might be unsteady on their feet or have poor eyesight. Women are particularly prone to fractures as they may…Details