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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…
hip pain in winter

Why your knee or hip pain can feel worse in the winter

If it wasn’t enough to contend with Coronavirus this winter, anyone suffering from arthritis knows that the colder months can worsen joint pain and stiffness. There have been a number of studies that have tried to explain why some people seem…
hip replacement benefits

Hip replacements found to cut risks of falls

Hip replacement surgery can often seem daunting, but the benefits of increased mobility, and absence of pain and discomfort, usually outweighs any concerns for those suffering from hip arthritis. Now, another benefit can be added to the list;…
COVID and joint replacements

COVID and its impact on the self-pay market

Our National Health Service has had to rise to the challenge of the COVID pandemic by redesigning its services to cope with the onslaught of patients. As a result of these decisions, though, there have been many unintended effects in terms of…
shin splints

Why do my legs hurt when I run?

The elite athletes competing in the Winter Olympics will be focused on staying fit and avoiding injuries. Although traumatic injuries such as knee ligament ruptures receive a lot of attention, there are a number of lesser known conditions that…
bone bruises

Bone Bruises. What are they?

We all know what it is like to knock into something and bruise ourselves. But whilst simple soft tissue bruises will usually improve over 1-2 weeks, bruising to the bone can often take a lot longer to recover from. The term itself is often…
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