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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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    Can you really have a knee replacement operation and be home the same day? Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jon Smith explains why, in the case of partial knee replacements, the answer is often ‘yes’. We’ve referenced the US healthcare system many times in these pages, often in relation to insightful research and studies; occasionally for theContinue Reading

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    A partial knee replacement carried out by Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Professor Nick London has given one retired nurse a new lease of life, and made the pages of the Yorkshire Evening Post. Carol Thornton, from Horsforth, told the Post that osteoarthritis had left her in agony. Walking was extremely painful and she’d had to giveContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman explores the relationship between mental health and knee pain. In one of the least surprising research outcomes I can remember, a study from the University of Virginia recently revealed patients with knee pain “have lower subjective mental health and physical health than healthy individuals”. It’s difficult to argue with theContinue Reading

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