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  • Jim Newman looks at the ramifications of the recent study by the University of Bristol, which suggests most knee replacements now last 25 years. It’s rare that orthopaedic research becomes breakout, mainstream news. But the recent study by the University of Bristol did just that – and for good reason, because it found that mostContinue Reading

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    If you have osteoarthritis in both knees, is it better to replace them one at a time, or both together? Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman has the answer. The first question is the simplest one to answer. Yes, it is often possible to have both knees replaced at the same time. The second question –Continue Reading

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    What is the evidence that a repair is better than reconstruction? If you’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the traditional road to recovery would involve a reconstruction. But recently we’ve seen a relatively new technique gain traction (and quite a lot of publicity) because it promises to restore 100% of ligament strength, reduce residualContinue Reading

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    Why taking up a new sport post-knee replacement surgery might not be the best course of action.       Patient: “Doctor, will I be able to play the piano after my knee replacement operation?”       Surgeon: “Yes you will.”       Patient: “That’s odd because I couldn’t play it before.” If I had a pound for each time I’d heardContinue Reading

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    Prof. Nick London presents initial findings from his study of the Persona® Partial Knee implant. Around 18 months ago, we covered the launch of the Persona® Partial Knee (PPK), a new implant for partial knee replacement patients developed by Zimmer Biomet and a team of ten knee surgeons, including Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Professor Nick London.Continue Reading

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    Will a knee replacement enable you to resume the sports and activities you loved before osteoarthritis struck? Prof. Nick London shares his report to the European Knee Society. Go back 20 years and the ambition post-knee replacement wasn’t to pick up your golf clubs and get back on the fairway. It was to be ableContinue Reading

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    Prof. Nick London, one of the founder members of The European Knee Society, explores its origins, its role and its immunity to all things Brexit. ‘Behind closed doors’ is a phrase that tends to conjure up an impression of something secretive or furtive. But not everything that happens away from the glare of public scrutinyContinue Reading

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    Fresh from his latest fell run, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jon Smith explains why running isn’t so hard on the knees after all. Osteoarthritis is a painful and debilitating condition. It happens when the cartilage within the knee wears away, leaving bone to rub on bone. And if I asked 100 people about the everyday thingsContinue Reading

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    As a BBC article explores what one surgeon believes is a growing dexterity problem with trainee surgeons, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jon Smith considers whether robots are likely to help or compound the problem. It’s really not the trainee surgeons’ fault. In an NHS creaking at the seams, with growing patient numbers and the constraints ofContinue Reading

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    As York CCG restricts surgery for 2,500 patients, Jon Smith explores the technical, clinical and ethical debate surrounding healthcare rationing. We’ve written about healthcare rationing on these pages before, but an article in the York Press brought things rather closer to home recently. Since York Clinical Commissioning Group (the body that decides who gets theContinue Reading

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