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?
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.
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.
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…
Knee replacement waiting lists are one of the more headline-grabbing challenges for the NHS to address as we exit the pandemic. But a less well publicised problem is contributing to those numbers: the training of orthopaedic surgeons.
Around 5%-10% of hamstring grafts used in ACL reconstruction fail each year. When that happens, isn’t repeating the process with another hamstring simply risking the same outcome? And new research confirms the value of an alternative approach.
If you’ve been researching knee surgery for some time, you’ll know that various forms of robot assisted knee surgery have been available for years. So why has it taken until now for us to offer it? Nick London explains.
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. We look at the response from the medical community.