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  • Category Archives: Knee Surgery

    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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    A recent feature by the Daily Mail on the UK’s top knee surgeons has been picked up by news outlets rather closer to our Yorkshire roots. You may have seen recently a series run by the Daily Mail on the surgeons (of all disciplines) who other surgeons would recommend to treat their friends and family.Continue Reading

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    We explore why knee injuries at this year’s World Cup are (almost) as inevitable as England losing to Germany on penalties – and what’s being done to change the situation. It won’t have escaped your notice that the 2018 World Cup is about to kick off. Every four years, the lead up to the tournamentContinue Reading

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    Why are more young Australians having ACL reconstructions? Not so long ago, Christopher Vertullo, associate professor and director of Knee Research Australia rarely had to treat patients aged under 15. Visits to paediatric wards were thankfully scarce. “Now every week I have to go there,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald recently. His experiences promptedContinue Reading

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    Partial knee replacements typically mean less risk, better results and faster recovery. So why are up to 50,000 patients missing out each year? Partial knee (or uni-compartmental) replacements aren’t suitable for everyone. Your knee has three compartments and where the surface of the bone is worn away in two or more of them you’ll needContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Dave Duffy explores why the next advances in knee treatment will happen away from the operating table. Over the past five years the orthopaedic community has made great strides in reconstructing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Specifically, those improvements have occurred in diagnosis and operative treatment. Whilst there are always further improvementsContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman explains the value of having a National Joint Registry – and explains why the careful controls over the information made available are absolutely vital. We are in a data age – where every product and process eventually finds its way to an algorithm – so perhaps we shouldn’t be remotelyContinue Reading

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    There’s no better tissue than what God gave you. James Newman, knee specialist with Yorkshire Knee Clinic, explains why experienced knee surgeons work hard to ensure you keep the menisci in your knee. Your knee has two menisci. They’re the c-shaped pieces of cartilage-like material that cup the thighbone where it meets the shinbone andContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Nick London explains why maintaining strong working relationships between our knee consultants and GPs has become more difficult. We’ve come through a winter during which the pressure on the NHS has been a nightly news feature. When resources have been stretched as perhaps they’ve never been stretched before. And where, as aContinue Reading

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