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  • For all the advances in knee replacement surgery, there’s one element that’s still stuck in the dark ages. We explore the unfortunate effects of continuing to refer to knee resurfacing as ‘knee replacement’. By the time a patient visits their knee consultant, they will in all likelihood have exhausted the conservative treatment options available. GPsContinue Reading

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    20 or so years ago, a knee replacement was something you typically had once, and only when you were past retirement age. So what’s changed? Once, knee replacements were only available to those past retirement age. That left knee consultants having difficult conversations with patients in their 40s and 50s, who didn’t relish the ideaContinue Reading

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    (and how to put things right) Some knee injuries happen without warning, perhaps the result of a clumsy football tackle or a fall whilst skiing. They’re not generally the sort of things you can anticipate and plan to avoid. In other cases there may be pre-existing problems with the knee that you could be makingContinue Reading

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    The consensus of opinion is that jogging or running after a full knee replacement is not recommended, but is the advice correct? “General advice after a total knee replacement is to avoid high-impact exercise such as running and jumping. These activities will increase wear of the artificial joint surfaces.” So says Arthritis UK. “Running isContinue Reading

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    Suffered a knee injury? The very best thing you can do to aid a swift recovery is to call your knee specialist, fast. Autumn heralds a notable turning point in the knee injury year. Running, cricket, gardening and watersport-based knee injuries diminish. Football, hiking and climbing injuries increase. And within a few short weeks, YorkshireContinue Reading

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    Everyone knows someone who complains that their joint pain flares up in bad weather. But can the weather really affect joint pain? And where’s the evidence? I had an elderly relative whose knees seemed to have predictive capabilities. She would wince, rub her knee and confidently predict a change in the weather whilst everyone aroundContinue Reading

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    With the new Premiership season underway, we ask why more players than usual have started it on the treatment table. Last season, 28 Premiership players needed the help of a knee consultant following severe knee ligament damage. That was the highest figure in five years. Of those, 17 suffered anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage, theContinue Reading

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    When an adolescent complains of knee, limb and joint pain, the temptation is to place it in the catch-all category of ‘growing pains’. So, what are growing pains, and how can you tell when the problem is something more? Growing pains typically appear in children aged between three and twelve. They usually affect the lowerContinue Reading

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    BMI The Duchy Hospital, Harrogate – Response to publication of CQC Report July 2017 Nick London, David Duffy and Mark Farndon (Foot & Ankle / Knee colleague) work at BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate, Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital and Harrogate District Hospital. A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of the Duchy Hospital (OctoberContinue Reading

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    Modern knee replacement surgery (in reality a resurfacing operation) has achieved phenomenal success in terms of restoring patients’ quality of life. If you suffer severe knee pain and are unable to continue enjoying normal activities, knee replacement/resurfacing can offer pain relief and a return to most activities. Partial knee resurfacing (replacement) offers even better resultsContinue Reading

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