Last year, a (much disputed) paper generated headlines by suggesting there was a lack of evidence for some orthopaedic surgery. Now, a new paper suggests quite the contrary.
Knee replacement waiting lists are one of the more headline-grabbing challenges for the NHS to address as we exit the pandemic. But a less well publicised problem is contributing to those numbers: the training of orthopaedic surgeons.
Around 5%-10% of hamstring grafts used in ACL reconstruction fail each year. When that happens, isn’t repeating the process with another hamstring simply risking the same outcome? And new research confirms the value of an alternative approach.
Yorkshire Knee Clinic looks at the current state of knee replacement waiting lists in the private sector and in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.
How do we ease the pressure on the NHS while protecting all that’s best about it?
YKC’s Nick London reveals research that shows partial knee replacements are now suitable for “a majority of patients”.
We know that for the under 50s and the elderly, total knee replacements can present challenges. But what’s the position with partial knee replacements?
Nick London discusses his latest research and what it means for patients who need a partial knee replacement, but also have kneecap arthritis.
The NHS is a major source of C02, with emissions often ‘baked in’ to the products and equipment it uses and the processes it operates. So what’s being done to make things better? Dave Duffy explains.
How do knee surgeons practise new techniques in knee surgery? Dave Duffy explains.
Is my knee replacement guaranteed? What happens if there’s an issue with your knee implant? Dave Duffy explains.