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    Dave Duffy explains why going abroad for your knee replacement may not be quite the bargain it first appears. It won’t come as a shock to learn that private knee surgery costs money. So if you’re not insured, a procedure such as a knee replacement can present some issues. Do you wait for a longContinue Reading

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    Prof. Nick London explores a brief history of the mysterious anterolateral ligament. *Photo courtesy of OnlineLibrary Every now and again a story resurfaces about an as yet ill-defined ‘ligament’ (inverted commas definitely intended) which was, so the media was quick to announce, supposedly discovered by Belgian knee surgeons in 2013. It wasn’t. in fact, theContinue Reading

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    Prof. Nick London looks back at November’s skills enhancement masterclass in Birmingham. Despite the considerable weight of evidence supporting partial knee replacement (not least the flagship TOPKAT study which reported earlier this year), there remain many more knee surgeons experienced in total replacements than partial. As they review the supporting literature and National Joint RegistryContinue Reading

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    Prof. Nick London reflects on one study which gained lots of media attention recently. Cloudy with a chance of pain. If you’ve been an orthopaedic surgeon for any length of time (and it’s fair to say I’ve been doing this a while) you’ll have lost count of the number of people who tell you theirContinue Reading

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    It could take months for all pain and discomfort to disappear following your knee replacement operation. Jon Smith wants to have an honest conversation about expectations… There is a perception amongst many patients that, following a knee replacement, they’ll be back to normal within a few weeks. Look at the stories of patients who hadContinue Reading

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    Glucosamine and chondroitin are sold as a way of slowing the deterioration of cartilage and relieving osteoarthritis pain. But do they really work? Jon Smith looks at the evidence. Walk into any health store or supermarket and in amongst the vitamins and minerals you’ll find glucosamine and chondroitin. They’ve been around for a couple ofContinue Reading

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    Jim Newman explores how technology is helping knee surgeons understand the one great mystery of patient recovery. There’s a problem with the traditional surgeon, physio, patient relationship. As my colleague Dave Duffy pointed out in his recent post, physio is an essential element of the recovery equation. Ahead of treatment (in so-called prehab) it preparesContinue Reading

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    What’s the issue with a diagnosis of runner’s knee? Jim Newman explains. Runner’s knee is a condition lots of people get, and which you see most often in young women. You don’t have to be a runner to get it. In fact, often the activity levels seem to bear little relation to who has theContinue Reading

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    Knee replacements were once commonplace in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. So why is that no longer the case? Jim Newman explains. Browse the knee replacement-related blog posts and pages of this site and I imagine the word ‘osteoarthritis’ (OA) will crop up on virtually every one. Of course, OA isn’t the only form of arthritis,Continue Reading

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    Painful, debilitating and often life-changing, arthritis is something the knee surgeons of Yorkshire Knee Clinic treat virtually every day. But what is arthritis? Jim Newman explores the causes and explains why knee replacement remains the current best option for advanced osteoarthritis. Although there are many different types of arthritis, most people are familiar with two:Continue Reading

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