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  • Whether you’re a top athlete or a one-week-a-year skier, once you’ve damaged your knee, stepping back out on the slopes takes more than physical strength. In 2014, just ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, American downhill skier and three-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn re-ruptured her cruciate ligament. Her journey back, not just to competition butContinue Reading

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    (And should I be worried about it?) As they grow older, many people experience creaking, cracking noises in the knees. It’s most noticeable when you squat down and stand straight again, or when you’re climbing stairs. But what’s actually happening to create that noise? And should it concern you? Let’s take the second question first…Continue Reading

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    Every year, we can practically set our watches by the start of ski season… A week or so after Christmas, we’ll see the first of what will become a common feature of the Yorkshire Knee Clinic throughout the first two or three months of the year: knee injuries sustained on the ski slopes. Optimum conditionsContinue Reading

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    If you’re heading for the ski slopes imminently, knee braces may be one of the first items in your suitcase. But is there any real benefit to wearing them? Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Nick London (no stranger to his own ski slope knee injuries) investigates. If you’re planning on following the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, you’llContinue Reading

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    As a new report shows that childhood obesity levels are leading to hip replacements in children as young as ten, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Dave Duffy explains why weight is only one part of the jigsaw. Last month, an article in the Telegraph raised the issue of joint replacement surgery in the young caused by obesity.Continue Reading

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    The signs that suggest your injury resulted in bleeding within the knee joint– and what to do about it. You’ve suffered a knee injury. Perhaps you’ve slipped and fallen on an icy street. Maybe you’ve been on the receiving end of a nasty (and not very) sporting tackle. It could simply be a case ofContinue Reading

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    There’s an increasing drive among private insurance/health companies to stop funding knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) on patients with arthritis. The companies would claim that the surgery doesn’t make any difference, but are they right? This is one of those frustrating situations where the actions of a few have started to impact on the many. GenerallyContinue Reading

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    Why it’s essential to diagnose anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage early. Lots of patients who come to Yorkshire Knee Clinic visit us for a delayed diagnosis, often quite some time after the event that caused their knee pain. Occasionally, they’ll have been misdiagnosed with a knee sprain when the issue is far more serious. Unfortunately,Continue Reading

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    One day, AI (artificial intelligence) in knee surgery could be a genuine benefit. Right now, it’s more a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes, argues Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s James Newman. We were speaking recently with a patient who was in the process of choosing his knee consultant. Naturally, every knee specialist offers something slightly differentContinue Reading

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    As with any medical procedure or product, what counts is the evidence, not the marketing. Knee replacement (or rather, resurfacing) has come a long way in the past decade. You might be tempted to assume that, like most other things in life, the improvement has been driven by IT, and certainly we have seen anContinue Reading

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