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    A partial knee replacement carried out by Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Professor Nick London has given one retired nurse a new lease of life, and made the pages of the Yorkshire Evening Post. Carol Thornton, from Horsforth, told the Post that osteoarthritis had left her in agony. Walking was extremely painful and she’d had to giveContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman explores the relationship between mental health and knee pain. In one of the least surprising research outcomes I can remember, a study from the University of Virginia recently revealed patients with knee pain “have lower subjective mental health and physical health than healthy individuals”. It’s difficult to argue with theContinue Reading

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    How many partial knee replacements has your surgeon carried out? The National Joint Registry will tell you. As funding for knee surgery on the NHS becomes ever tighter, the numbers of people choosing to see our knee consultants privately is increasing. In many ways, that puts the power with you. Rather than accepting the surgeonContinue Reading

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    In the latest in our season of articles exploring the role of technology in knee surgery, Jim Newman discusses one tool that’s proving particularly useful in partial knee replacements where patients have unusual anatomy. A huge part of knee replacement surgery takes place long before the patient ever reaches the operating theatre. As a kneeContinue Reading

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    …And how will you and your knee surgeon decide which is the right graft for you? Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman explores the options. If you read the sports pages of your newspaper, ACL reconstruction is a phrase you’ll be all too familiar with, although you may not know what’s involved. If you’re unlucky enoughContinue Reading

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    In the latest in our season on the emerging technology in knee surgery, Prof. Nick London cuts through the marketing to explore the decisions that really are critical to the success of your knee surgery. Do a quick Google search of the latest news surrounding total or partial knee replacements and you could be forgivenContinue Reading

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    In the first of a season of posts exploring the tension between emerging technology and traditional clinical judgement, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Prof. Nick London explores the current state of play – and starts by busting a few myths. It’s easy to get carried away with technology. Certainly, for many of the patients I talk to,Continue Reading

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    There is a role for emerging technology in knee surgery. In the latest in our technology season, Yorkshire Knee Clinic explores the assistive tech likely to become more commonplace in the operating theatre soon. If you are something of a regular to these pages, you may have noticed something of a theme developing. We takeContinue Reading

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    As a new study suggests knee surgery is a contributory factor in increased levels of osteoarthritis among retired footballers, we ask whether the report is taking too narrow a view. This week, the World Cup in Russia draws to a close. At time of writing, England are still in the competition and there is aContinue Reading

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    “Humbled and honoured”: Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Nick London reflects on being named in a national top 10 of knee replacement surgeons. Recently, you may have seen a piece in the Daily Mail which sought to find the UK’s top knee surgeons. The online article included Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Prof. Nick London and, if you happenedContinue Reading

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