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  • Category Archives: Knee Surgery

    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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    If we are to charge patients thousands of pounds more for robot assisted knee replacements, surely we need to establish their value first, argues Prof. Nick London. *Image shown for illustrative purposes only. Like any private surgery, a knee replacement is a significant investment for a patient. Without insurance, they’ll pay around £11,500 for aContinue 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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    Jon Smith looks at a new reporting procedure that clearly shows the knee surgeons delivering the best patient reported outcomes. Last month, my colleague Jim Newman looked at the future of wearable tech and its application to patient recovery. In his piece, Jim spoke about the more subjective elements of PROMS (patient reported outcome measures)Continue Reading

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    As almost 42% of US knee replacement patients say they expect to be home same day, Jon Smith asks whether patient perceptions in the US are likely to become expectations in the UK. We’ve spoken about same day knee replacement quite regularly on these pages. My colleague Dave Duffy reaffirmed the collective Yorkshire Knee ClinicContinue 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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    If obesity is such a risk factor for your knee operation, why does more and more research suggest it isn’t? Jim Newman looks at the politics behind the story. Every month you’ll come across a new piece of knee replacement research that suggests obesity isn’t quite the risk factor we once thought it was. ThisContinue Reading

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