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  • Category Archives: General

    Apr 15

    Bead Blockers

    Jon Smith queries a new procedure to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. If you have osteoarthritis (OA), you won’t need me to tell you how painful it can be. Caused by the grinding of bone against bone as your protective knee cartilage wears away, OA is a chronic (i.e. long lasting) pain condition that canContinue Reading

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    Apr 8

    Good to talk

    We speak with Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman about the importance of the patient conversation. “Mr Newman … told me about the total knee replacement – he carefully explained what would happen and even showed me the implant.” Anthony Malcolm “Nick talks to you as if you’ve got a brain (and not all surgeons doContinue Reading

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    A recent report suggested that almost 300,000 extra operations could be carried out in England if surgeons planned their holidays in advance. Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman agrees. Ideally, your local NHS hospital should be able to run operating theatres 52 weeks a year. That it can’t is down to several factors – not leastContinue Reading

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    Jim Newman looks at a new prototype designed to help monitor knee loads – and has some concerns. Knee loading is of critical importance to a knee surgeon. For most of us, balancing the loads (that is, the forces passing through our knees) is something we do naturally. Whenever you shift your stance, perhaps becauseContinue Reading

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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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