You may have seen recent media reports of a study that casts doubt on the effectiveness of many orthopaedic surgery procedures, including hip and knee replacements. Jon Smith looks at the response from the medical community.
At first, it seems improbable. How could a programme of internet-based exercises beat seeing your orthopaedic surgeon or physiotherapist? But when you think about it, it makes perfect sense, says Dave Duffy.
Once, partial knee replacements were deemed suitable for just 5-10% of all knee replacement patients. Today, some put that figure closer to 50%. Nick London explains what’s behind such an enormous change.
Best practice techniques and patient selection for fixed-bearing partial knee replacement have shifted a great deal in the past decade. Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s knee surgeons have been asked to provide an up to date guide.