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Tips to Avoid Joint Pain In The Winter

As we now move into the winter we are preparing for the shorter, colder days ahead. Temperatures in the UK are predicted to plummet to an average of around 4 degrees Celsius along with expected frosts. Winter is well known for causing significant challenges for those who are suffering from ongoing joint pain, and it’s […]

Am I Suitable for Knee Cartilage Repair?

Cartilage damage is a common type of injury that often involves the knee joints, although it can also occur in other major joints around the body including the hips, ankles and also elbows. Here we look at the causes of damage and symptoms that lead to choosing knee cartilage repair surgery. The Role of Knee […]

What To Expect After Hip Replacement Surgery

A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one. This can totally transform quality of life and offers relief from a very painful joint as well as improved mobility. Adults of any age can be considered for this surgery however it is most common […]

Disrupted Training Results in Increased ACL Injuries

As we are now learning to adapt to life alongside COVID and slowly returning to normal lives, athletes across the globe are eager to return to the arena. However, questions are being raised by professionals as to whether the prolonged break in training regimes could result in an increase in the occurrence of immobilising injuries […]

How Genetics Plays a Role in Common Knee Injuries

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have discovered that out of all cruciate ligament injuries, 69% can be explained by genetics. This discovery may have important implications when predicting those individuals who are at higher risk of developing this type of knee injury. It will also enable more individualised injury prevention plans. Anterior Cruciate Ligament […]

What To Expect During Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is an operation to replace the damaged parts of your knee and is also known as knee arthroplasty. If there is widespread cartilage damage within the knee accompanied by pain and limited movement, a knee replacement may be the best option. Before Knee Replacement Surgery Before the surgery takes place, you will […]

Is my hip pain osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis?

The most common form of arthritis of the hip joint is osteoarthritis (OA). This is characterised by pain and stiffness in the hip, usually worsening over time. There is, however, another form of arthritis that can affect the hip joint. It is called rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – a chronic, inflammatory, progressive autoimmune disease. Here, we […]

Why are ACL injuries higher in women’s sports?

There has been a dramatic increase in recent years of female athletes suffering from knee injuries. In Australia, the AFLW (Australian rules Football League for Women) saw 12 ACL injuries last season. It is tempting to assume that this rise in knee injuries is mostly due to the increased media coverage that women’s sport is […]

Lateral knee pain – is it my ITB?

Outer – or lateral – knee pain is common, particularly amongst runners and athletes. However, the actual cause of the pain can be difficult to pinpoint. This part of your knee forms a crossing point for lots of different anatomical structures. The Iliotibial (IT) band is often blamed for outer knee pain, but there are […]

Custom knee replacements: are they the bee’s knees?

Traditionally, knee replacement surgery has been something of a one-size-fits-all procedure. Whilst the prostheses are of course available in different sizes, they are standard sizes. So the surgeon has to choose the one that is the closest fit to the patient’s actual knee. We are staying active until much later in life now, and more […]

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