We need to do more to prevent ACL injury in young people, and especially in girls. Yet nowhere in the world has successfully managed to introduce an injury prevention programme for standard school PE lessons. With YKC’s help, Tom Hughes is hoping to put that right.
“I cannot understand why more surgeons are not adopting partial knee replacement into their practice and why surgeons are not performing partial knee replacement on a much higher proportion of patients than they currently are.” Nick London considers who’s to blame for the failure.
According to the latest data, of all the knee replacements carried out at the Harrogate and District Foundation Trust, 32% are partial knee replacements. Yet across Yorkshire and the North East as a whole, the proportion is just 7.2%. So why are some NHS trusts performing so many more partial knee replacements than others? Nick London explains.
The conventional wisdom has it that the more active a patient is, the faster they’ll wear out their knee replacement. It certainly seems a reasonable assumption. Yet a new article published in The Knee suggests that a high level of physical activity does not increase the risk of revision surgery. Jim Newman looks at the impact of the research.
Another day, another set of tabloid stories recommending a new food or supplement that can help ease your joint pain. But do any of them really work? Jim Newman explains why the answer could be ‘no’ and ‘yes’ at the same time.
A new University of California study suggests ibuprofen and similar drugs can make the pain of osteoarthritis worse. Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman considers what that means for osteoarthritis sufferers.
After 32 years in the NHS, Nick London has stepped back from clinical duties at Harrogate District Hospital, although he will be continuing his research work with the NHS. He remains a specialist knee surgeon with Yorkshire Knee Clinic. Here, he explains the reasons for his decision.
Chloe Kelly overcame a major ACL injury to score the winner in this summer’s Euros. She overcame something else too: what she described as the crushing “negativity” around her ACL injury that saw her struggling mentally during her recovery. Nick London shares his take on Chloe’s situation.
We’ve seen growing interest in orthobiologic treatments in recent years. In many cases, the chance for relief from joint pain, and even the ‘promise’ of a ‘cure’ for osteoarthritis has led many to explore these injectable remedy routes. But do they work?