Why Preventing Trauma Injuries is Crucial During Lockdown

Although the curve of the Covid 19 pandemic is flattening, pressure on the NHS is likely to continue for some time to come. As orthopaedic surgeons we are urging people to consider how they could avoid sustaining trauma-related injuries (fractures, strains, sprains and ruptures) during this time, both for their own benefit and that of…

How Stress Affects Arthritis

It is impossible to escape stress. This is particularly true at the moment as all of us face the challenges of lockdown and the anxieties associated with Covid-19. We might be concerned about becoming ill, the mental challenges of isolation, or have financial worries linked to being unable to work. Maybe we are worried about…

Take Care to Avoid Becoming Injured when Exercising at Home

Government guidelines to safeguard the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic means that many of us are spending far more time at home. The internet is full of online fitness classes and exercise videos and people are finding creative ways to keep their body and minds healthy while in lockdown.

The Importance of a Team Approach in Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic surgeons often use the word “multidisciplinary” to describe the way we care for our patients. One patient recently asked what this means and why we advocate a multidisciplinary treatment approach. This blog explains why, when it comes to orthopaedic care, we believe that more is most definitely more….