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  • Is the drive towards same day knee replacement the wrong response to the wrong challenge? Dave Duffy explains… Same day knee replacement has become a bit of a ‘thing’ recently. It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of an outpatient knee replacement was so ludicrous as to barely be worth a mention, but asContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Prof. Nick London and Dave Duffy have been part of the panel assessing new guidelines for meniscal surgery. Last month a paper was published exploring treatment of meniscal tears in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The study found that surgical treatments (i.e. knee operations) increased the tell-tale signs of OA quicker than non-surgicalContinue Reading

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    Prof. Nick London argues that context was sorely lacking from a recent report used by the Daily Mail. A recent Daily Mail article on the ‘WORST hip and knee replacements’ (capitalisation most definitely the Mail’s) understandably caused concern amongst patients and prompted an urgent combined response from the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Hip SocietyContinue Reading

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    We’re seeing more and more stories of same day knee replacement. Is it safe? And is it something Yorkshire Knee Clinic offers? Prof. Nick London explains. 20 years ago if you needed a knee replacement you could have expected a hospital stay of ten days to two weeks. Even ten years ago, that stay wouldContinue Reading

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    Prof. Nick London has concerns about those marketing ACL repair as a viable option for children and young people. Earlier this year, my Yorkshire Knee Clinic colleague Jim Newman published a post which looked at the worrying survival rates of ACL repairs (as opposed to ACL reconstructions). I’m not going to repeat Jim’s points (althoughContinue Reading

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    The open meeting of the Valencia European Knee Society earlier this month saw an important consensus reached that shifted the balance from total to partial knee replacement. Prof. Nick London explains. The European Knee Society (EKS) holds two types of meetings. Annual closed meetings (such as the one that took place in France earlier thisContinue Reading

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    The cost/benefit of robot assisted knee surgery: Prof. Nick London explores why, for the time being, the computer still says ‘no’. The recent meeting of the European Knee Society in Valencia saw a robust discussion about robot assisted knee surgery between advocates of the process who are starting to produce some supportive medium-term data, andContinue Reading

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    Jon Smith explains a technique he’s using in ACL reconstruction. *Photo courtesy of KARL STORZ Endoscopy UK Ltd The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main restraining ligaments of the knee. It sits in the centre of the knee and runs from the back of the thigh bone to the front of theContinue Reading

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    YKC’s Jon Smith looks at the implications of a report designed to ensure fewer knee procedures require revision. Earlier this month, a study was published which looked at the guidance available to knee surgeons for classifying knee revisions (that is, work to correct or revise previous surgery). Revision knee classification is important, because only whenContinue Reading

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    Jon Smith explores the high points from the recent BASK Conference in Brighton. The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) is one of the largest surgical sub-specialist organisations in the UK, bringing together knee surgeons with the single aim of improving patient care. Every year, members gather for an annual conference where theyContinue Reading

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