If you are living with severe arthritis you will know what a debilitating condition it is. In the early stages, arthritis causes joint stiffness, some pain and a decline in mobility. But, as the disease progresses it leads to worsening pain, which can become severe, and a loss of function which can affect your ability…Details
Christmas could be particularly difficult this year for elderly and vulnerable people who are on their own and unable to meet up with family and friends due to Covid restrictions. For people with arthritis, the festive period already comes with many challenges and these are likely to be heightened by the additional psychological pressures.
If you have diabetes, the risks of complications are higher if you undergo joint replacement surgery. But, how much higher and is there anything that you can do to reduce the risks?
If you have arthritis you may already be noticing an increase in pain and stiffness as the weather turns colder.
One of the questions we are asked most frequently by patients who are overweight is will it affect the success of their hip replacement surgery and should they try and lose weight before having their operation. The answer to both questions is yes. There are a number of suggested ways that patients can improve their…Details
It’s getting close to the start of rugby season and with many players being less active in recent months due to Covid-19 restrictions, extra care needs to be taken to minimise the risk of injury. If you do get injured, when should you get a diagnosis and seek treatment?
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