Has the state of NHS waiting lists changed the landscape for same day knee replacements? Nick London explains why, for the time being at least, the answer should remain ‘no’.
Chloe Kelly overcame a major ACL injury to score the winner in this summer’s Euros. She overcame something else too: what she described as the crushing “negativity” around her ACL injury that saw her struggling mentally during her recovery. Nick London shares his take on Chloe’s situation.
And is it something you should be worried about? Jim Newman explains.
As a new study finds little value in arthroscopies in degenerative knee conditions (i.e. arthritis), is there ever a case for this keyhole procedure?
It’s the sort of ‘belt and braces’ treatment that can prove particularly valuable for patients planning a return to sports with a high risk of retearing the ACL. But does anterolateral ligament reconstruction lead to greater risk? Jim Newman reviews the evidence.
On 11-13 May 2022, the European Knee Society (EKS) is meeting at Gleneagles in Scotland for its latest members-only session. After a Covid-enforced two-year hiatus, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Nick London is delighted to be back.
A few weeks ago, the Daily Mail published an article headlined ‘NHS hospitals are told should NOT perform routine ops on Covid patients until SEVEN WEEKS after they’ve beaten the virus – despite massive backlog.’ Jim Newman would like to take issue with it…
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.
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.
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?