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.
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.