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  • Everyone knows someone who complains that their joint pain flares up in bad weather. But can the weather really affect joint pain? And where’s the evidence? I had an elderly relative whose knees seemed to have predictive capabilities. She would wince, rub her knee and confidently predict a change in the weather whilst everyone aroundContinue Reading

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    With the new Premiership season underway, we ask why more players than usual have started it on the treatment table. Last season, 28 Premiership players needed the help of a knee consultant following severe knee ligament damage. That was the highest figure in five years. Of those, 17 suffered anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage, theContinue Reading

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    When an adolescent complains of knee, limb and joint pain, the temptation is to place it in the catch-all category of ‘growing pains’. So, what are growing pains, and how can you tell when the problem is something more? Growing pains typically appear in children aged between three and twelve. They usually affect the lowerContinue Reading

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    BMI The Duchy Hospital, Harrogate – Response to publication of CQC Report July 2017 Nick London, David Duffy and Mark Farndon (Foot & Ankle / Knee colleague) work at BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate, Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital and Harrogate District Hospital. A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of the Duchy Hospital (OctoberContinue Reading

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    Modern knee replacement surgery (in reality a resurfacing operation) has achieved phenomenal success in terms of restoring patients’ quality of life. If you suffer severe knee pain and are unable to continue enjoying normal activities, knee replacement/resurfacing can offer pain relief and a return to most activities. Partial knee resurfacing (replacement) offers even better resultsContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s consultants specialise in diagnosing, managing and treating knee injuries, arthritis and other knee problems. We continually assess and reassess the latest developments in knee surgery, incorporating them into our work as they become clinically proven. We’re regularly involved, directly or indirectly, in new research. And we’re always happy to discuss the latestContinue Reading

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    As a simple rule of thumb, if changes in the way your knee looks or feels are starting to make you think twice about taking part in certain activities, it’s time to get your knee checked out. Everyone will occasionally feel the odd twinge after physical exertion. So how do you tell the difference betweenContinue Reading

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    Why ‘pushing through’ the pain may be the worst possible thing for your knee. More than most other health issues, our response to knee pain is frequently an odd one. Instead of resting or seeking the specialist advice of a knee consultant, knee pain is something that many of us feel obliged to ‘push through’Continue Reading

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    The MCL or ‘Medial Collateral Ligament’ is a strong ligament found on the inside of the knee. In a normal knee the ligament prevents abnormal side to side movement. The MCL is commonly injured during contact sports such as rugby or football. The classic injury is another playing making heavy contact to the knee whenContinue Reading

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    The UK National Joint Registry was set up by The Department of Health in 2002 to hold information on joint replacement operations and to monitor the performance of implants, hospitals and surgeons. To date, the registry holds nearly 2 million records, which makes it the largest of its kind in the world. An annual reportContinue Reading

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