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.
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.
There’s a discussion to be had about NHS waiting lists, but this is a message that “makes me uncomfortable” says Dave Duffy.
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.