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Does Running Increase The Risk of Osteoarthritis?
Nick London looks at new research which confirms a position he has held throughout his career.
Partial Proportions: Why The Huge Variation in Partial Knee Replacements Across the UK?
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.
ACL Injuries in Children: How Should We Treat & Who Should Do It?
Nick London looks at a new development in the world of ACL repair and asks whether paediatric ACL reconstruction should be performed by specialist knee surgeons or general paediatric surgeons.
Can a ‘shoe’ alleviate osteoarthritis pain?
Jim Newman looks at a new device that could benefit osteoarthritis patients who do not want or cannot have knee surgery.
Why We Need to Bring the Wait for Knee Replacement Below 6 Months
A recent study highlighted just how grave the consequences of delayed hip and knee replacements can be for patient quality of life. Jim Newman looks at the real-world impact of long waiting lists.
Total Knee Replacements: Are We Being Over-Cautious About Recommended Activity Levels?
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.
Which Supplements Can Really Help Your Joint Pain?
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.
Zimmer Biomet NexGen Knee Implant Withdrawal: Should You Be Worried?
Jim Newman looks at the data behind the withdrawal of the NexGen knee implant.
Do Cortisone Injections Make Your Arthritis Worse?
A new University of California study finds cortisone injections are associated with progression of osteoarthritis in the knee. So where does that leave us? Jim Newman explains.
Ibuprofen and Knee Pain: What’s the Truth?
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.
“Beg, Borrow or Steal” for Private Knee Surgery? Why It’s The Wrong Message For Patients
There’s a discussion to be had about NHS waiting lists, but this is a message that “makes me uncomfortable” says Dave Duffy.
Knee Pain in Children – Who Should You See?
Dave Duffy looks at an ongoing debate about who should treat your child’s knee injury in specific circumstances.
Why Does My Knee Hurt When Driving?
What’s the cause of knee pain when driving? And what can you do about it? Dave Duffy explains.
Nick London steps back from NHS clinical care
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.
Is physical therapy better than steroids?
Nick London explains why a new report which effectively pits steroids against physio is the wrong approach to helping patients.
Are we edging closer to same day knee replacements?
Has the state of NHS waiting lists changed the landscape for same day knee replacements? Nick London explains why, for the time being at least, the answer should remain ‘no’.
Women and ACL injuries: Chloe Kelly is right
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.
Should I Wear A Knee Brace?
Which knee brace should you buy? And are there some you should avoid? Jim Newman explains.
Do Orthobiologic Treatments Work?
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?
Why does my knee crunch when I crouch?
And is it something you should be worried about? Jim Newman explains.
When is an arthroscopy the right procedure for your knee?
As a new study finds little value in arthroscopies in degenerative knee conditions (i.e. arthritis), is there ever a case for this keyhole procedure?
What’s the risk of ALL augmentation?
It’s the sort of ‘belt and braces’ treatment that can prove particularly valuable for patients planning a return to sports with a high risk of retearing the ACL. But does anterolateral ligament reconstruction lead to greater risk? Jim Newman reviews the evidence.
Nick London Co-convenes the Latest Closed Meeting of the European Knee Society
On 11-13 May 2022, the European Knee Society (EKS) is meeting at Gleneagles in Scotland for its latest members-only session. After a Covid-enforced two-year hiatus, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Nick London is delighted to be back.
What’s The Problem With Operations Within 7 Weeks of Covid?
A few weeks ago, the Daily Mail published an article headlined ‘NHS hospitals are told should NOT perform routine ops on Covid patients until SEVEN WEEKS after they’ve beaten the virus – despite massive backlog.’ Jim Newman would like to take issue with it…