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    As almost 42% of US knee replacement patients say they expect to be home same day, Jon Smith asks whether patient perceptions in the US are likely to become expectations in the UK. We’ve spoken about same day knee replacement quite regularly on these pages. My colleague Dave Duffy reaffirmed the collective Yorkshire Knee ClinicContinue Reading

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    Jim Newman explores how technology is helping knee surgeons understand the one great mystery of patient recovery. There’s a problem with the traditional surgeon, physio, patient relationship. As my colleague Dave Duffy pointed out in his recent post, physio is an essential element of the recovery equation. Ahead of treatment (in so-called prehab) it preparesContinue Reading

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    What’s the issue with a diagnosis of runner’s knee? Jim Newman explains. Runner’s knee is a condition lots of people get, and which you see most often in young women. You don’t have to be a runner to get it. In fact, often the activity levels seem to bear little relation to who has theContinue Reading

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    Knee replacements were once commonplace in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. So why is that no longer the case? Jim Newman explains. Browse the knee replacement-related blog posts and pages of this site and I imagine the word ‘osteoarthritis’ (OA) will crop up on virtually every one. Of course, OA isn’t the only form of arthritis,Continue Reading

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    Painful, debilitating and often life-changing, arthritis is something the knee surgeons of Yorkshire Knee Clinic treat virtually every day. But what is arthritis? Jim Newman explores the causes and explains why knee replacement remains the current best option for advanced osteoarthritis. Although there are many different types of arthritis, most people are familiar with two:Continue Reading

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    If obesity is such a risk factor for your knee operation, why does more and more research suggest it isn’t? Jim Newman looks at the politics behind the story. Every month you’ll come across a new piece of knee replacement research that suggests obesity isn’t quite the risk factor we once thought it was. ThisContinue Reading

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    YKC’s Jim Newman considers the question… I’ve lost count of the numbers of knee conditions described by one journal or another as “silent epidemics” but here’s another one, and in this case the description might just be justified. Meniscal root tears are common in patients in their 40s and 50s who have very early signsContinue Reading

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    If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia can you still have a knee replacement? And if so, how will your condition affect the way your knee surgeon carries out the operation? Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Dave Duffy explains. Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones. It is preceded by osteopenia, a gradual decrease in bone density thatContinue Reading

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    ‘Couch to 5k’ has proved to be a popular programme in helping beginners into running. But more runners means more injuries and, as Dave Duffy argues, the orthopaedic community could have been quicker to react. You may have heard of ‘Couch to 5k’. It was an initiative developed by runner Josh Clark, who wanted aContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Dave Duffy explores why a 12-month layoff from sport may be the right solution for young athletes with ligament damage. A few years ago, if your child suffered a sports injury that resulted in ligament damage, the standard recommendation would have been a six to nine month break from sports to giveContinue Reading

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