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    Prof. Nick London argues that context was sorely lacking from a recent report used by the Daily Mail. A recent Daily Mail article on the ‘WORST hip and knee replacements’ (capitalisation most definitely the Mail’s) understandably caused concern amongst patients and prompted an urgent combined response from the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Hip SocietyContinue 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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    Fresh from his latest fell run, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jon Smith explains why running isn’t so hard on the knees after all. Osteoarthritis is a painful and debilitating condition. It happens when the cartilage within the knee wears away, leaving bone to rub on bone. And if I asked 100 people about the everyday thingsContinue Reading

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    Can you really have a knee replacement operation and be home the same day? Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jon Smith explains why, in the case of partial knee replacements, the answer is often ‘yes’. We’ve referenced the US healthcare system many times in these pages, often in relation to insightful research and studies; occasionally for theContinue Reading

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    In the latest in our season on the emerging technology in knee surgery, Prof. Nick London cuts through the marketing to explore the decisions that really are critical to the success of your knee surgery. Do a quick Google search of the latest news surrounding total or partial knee replacements and you could be forgivenContinue Reading

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    In the first of a season of posts exploring the tension between emerging technology and traditional clinical judgement, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Prof. Nick London explores the current state of play – and starts by busting a few myths. It’s easy to get carried away with technology. Certainly, for many of the patients I talk to,Continue Reading

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    There is a role for emerging technology in knee surgery. In the latest in our technology season, Yorkshire Knee Clinic explores the assistive tech likely to become more commonplace in the operating theatre soon. If you are something of a regular to these pages, you may have noticed something of a theme developing. We takeContinue Reading

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    We explore why knee injuries at this year’s World Cup are (almost) as inevitable as England losing to Germany on penalties – and what’s being done to change the situation. It won’t have escaped your notice that the 2018 World Cup is about to kick off. Every four years, the lead up to the tournamentContinue Reading

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    There’s no better tissue than what God gave you. James Newman, knee specialist with Yorkshire Knee Clinic, explains why experienced knee surgeons work hard to ensure you keep the menisci in your knee. Your knee has two menisci. They’re the c-shaped pieces of cartilage-like material that cup the thighbone where it meets the shinbone andContinue Reading

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    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Jim Newman responds to one patient’s question. The issue of weight is always a difficult one to tackle with patients. We’ve spoken on these pages previously about the advantages of losing weight if you are experiencing knee pain and, by way of a quick recap, there are two key ones:    1. WeightContinue Reading

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