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lateral knee pain

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…
custom knee replacements

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…
a torn ACL

What are the symptoms of a torn ACL?

We've talked a lot about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, because they account for around 40 per cent of all knee injuries. Which means they are one of the most frequent problems seen by orthopaedic surgeons like Mr Punwar. ACL…
surgery for knee osteoarthritis

Do I need surgery for knee osteoarthritis?

Knee osteoarthritis is a relatively common condition, affecting up to 45 per cent of people during their lifetime. 19 percent of people over 45 have some degree of osteoarthritis in the knee, and that figure increases to 37 per cent in the sixty…
hip and knee backlog webinar

Mr Shah Punwar to speak at GP webinar on tackling the hip and knee backlog

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Shah Punwar is to speak at a GP webinar hosted by BMI Blackheath Hospital. The focus of the webinar is to provide guidance on which hip and knee cases need to be prioritised following the COVID pandemic. Mr Punwar is…
cartilage tear

Do I have a meniscus tear or a cartilage tear knee injury?

When talking about knee injuries, there is often some confusion between the terms ‘meniscus tear’ and ‘cartilage tear’. In fact, the terms are frequently used interchangeably by patients. So, is there a difference between a meniscus…
waiting for a joint replacement

Avoid the pain of waiting for a joint replacement

A study published in the Bone and Joint Journal has found that large numbers of patients who are waiting for a joint replacement in the UK are suffering from pain that is ‘worse than death’. The COVID pandemic and its ramifications have…
hip replacement

Is it ever too late to get a hip replacement?

Hip replacement is a very common form of surgery. The most common reason for needing a hip replacement is osteoarthritis affecting the hip joint. Osteoarthritis usually affects older people. Some studies even suggest that most people aged…
knee injuries

The importance of early assessment in knee injuries

Knee injuries are all too common - particularly at the moment, when running is seeing an all-time popularity surge as people have come to realise the huge boost it can offer to your mental health. The temptation can often be to ignore a knee…
Kent Orthopaedic Clinic

Mr Shah Punwar now available at the BMI The Sloane Hospital in Beckenham

Shah Punwar Orthopaedics is happy to offer patients a new practice location at the BMI The Sloane Hospital in Beckenham. Our Kent Orthopaedic Clinic will start offering appointments from Wednesday 14th April. Please book via the BMI booking…
ACL injuries

Physiotherapy and ACL injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament in the knee, which joins the femur (upper leg bone) with the tibia (lower leg bone) and its function is to keep the knee stable. ACL tears are common amongst sportspeople, both professional…
knee arthritis and exercise

Pushing through the pain: new study evaluates benefits of exercise for knee arthritis

The maxim ‘no pain, no gain’ has just been reinforced by the publication of a recent Canadian osteoarthritis study, published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, the official journal of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. The…
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