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Common Knee Injuries

A complex joint with many components, the knee is susceptible to a variety of injuries. Many of these injuries can be successfully treated with simple measures such as bracing and rehabilitation exercises, while others may require surgery. Here, we cover the most common types of knee injuries and their typical treatments. Fractures and Dislocations Knee […]

Research Suggests ACL Injuries More Common Among Women

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries pose a significant challenge, especially for female athletes. Research shows that women are two to eight times more likely than men to experience these injuries. Following the recent news that another young female footballer playing for the Hearts team in Scotland sustained a serious ACL rupture, we look at why […]

Will Running Affect My Knees?

Long-distance runners often hear warnings about how running could wear out their joints. This can cause concern that their regular running routines are harmful to their knees, or may lead to osteoarthritis. Here we’ll explore whether running can lead to osteoarthritis, and also provide some practical tips to help protect the knees when running. Can […]

Mr Shah Punwar at King Edward VII’s Hospital

Mr Shah Punwar, orthopaedic knee and hip surgeon, is pleased to announce a new Central London clinic location at King Edward VII’s hospital in Marylebone. Consultations are available between 18:00 and 20:00, on alternate Tuesdays. For enquiries, click on his profile below, or you can contact his team through the usual contact email/numbers.    

The Effectiveness of Online Physio for Chronic Knee Pain

A recent Australian study has revealed that online physiotherapy, conducted via video conferencing, is just as effective as traditional in-person sessions when treating chronic knee pain. Carried out during the lockdowns of the COVID pandemic, online physio not only proved viable, but also more beneficial than traditional sessions in some cases. However, despite this evidence, […]

Leah Williamson Discusses ACL Injuries at Sports Knee Surgery

Mr. Shah Punwar recently attended the ‘Sports Knee Surgery’ event in Edgbaston, focusing on ACL prevention and rehab. There, an insightful interview unfolded between Leah Williamson, the England Lionesses captain, and Austin Healey, an ex-England Rugby player who has undergone total knee replacement surgery. Williamson’s experience with an ACL injury, a common injury among women […]

Painful Knee Replacement? You May Need Revision Surgery

Each year, thousands of people manage to regain mobility and lead a pain-free life thanks to knee replacement surgery. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, more than 100,000 knee replacement surgeries are carried out in the UK annually. While most of these surgeries run smoothly, for various reasons, some patients may […]

When to Choose a Partial Knee Replacement

Undergoing knee surgery can be a daunting process, especially when you’re faced with multiple options. A total knee replacement is usually recommended for treating widespread tissue damage in the knee. But sometimes a partial knee replacement is more suitable. Designed to treat specific areas of arthritis damage in the knee, a partial knee replacement is […]

Another footballer’s ACL Repair – Lia’s story

Since the Lionesses have been on centre stage, there has been a spotlight on Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries. England Captain Leah Williamson suffered an ACL injury in April, preventing her from competing in the Women’s World Cup. This followed a bout of ACL injuries among other elite female football players. Here, teaching assistant Lia, […]

Preventing Knee Injuries – With Warm-Ups

Knee injuries, specifically those affecting the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), are increasingly prevalent among young athletes. Furthermore, recent stories following the ‘ACL injury epidemic’ in Women’s Football demonstrates how important it is to ‘tackle’ the issue. These injuries are notoriously challenging to treat, with a high risk of re-injury, making early prevention paramount. Enter ‘Power […]

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