We’ve changed our position on the use of robots in knee replacement surgery. Nick London explains what’s changed and why.
Nick London looks at the differences between implants and shares the hugely impressive results of the Persona Partial Knee, an implant he’s been using for six years.
“I cannot understand why more surgeons are not adopting partial knee replacement into their practice and why surgeons are not performing partial knee replacement on a much higher proportion of patients than they currently are.” Nick London considers who’s to blame for the failure.
Nick London looks at new research which confirms a position he has held throughout his career.
According to the latest data, of all the knee replacements carried out at the Harrogate and District Foundation Trust, 32% are partial knee replacements. Yet across Yorkshire and the North East as a whole, the proportion is just 7.2%. So why are some NHS trusts performing so many more partial knee replacements than others? Nick London explains.
Jim Newman looks at a new device that could benefit osteoarthritis patients who do not want or cannot have knee surgery.
A recent study highlighted just how grave the consequences of delayed hip and knee replacements can be for patient quality of life. Jim Newman looks at the real-world impact of long waiting lists.
The conventional wisdom has it that the more active a patient is, the faster they’ll wear out their knee replacement. It certainly seems a reasonable assumption. Yet a new article published in The Knee suggests that a high level of physical activity does not increase the risk of revision surgery. Jim Newman looks at the impact of the research.
Another day, another set of tabloid stories recommending a new food or supplement that can help ease your joint pain. But do any of them really work? Jim Newman explains why the answer could be ‘no’ and ‘yes’ at the same time.
Jim Newman looks at the data behind the withdrawal of the NexGen knee implant.
A new University of California study finds cortisone injections are associated with progression of osteoarthritis in the knee. So where does that leave us? Jim Newman explains.
A new University of California study suggests ibuprofen and similar drugs can make the pain of osteoarthritis worse. Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman considers what that means for osteoarthritis sufferers.