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Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Hip Surgery or Bespoke Custom-Made Hip Implants

A hip replacement is a life-changing procedure. If you are in severe pain from a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis or if you suffer a serious hip fracture, having joint replacement surgery can alleviate pain and help you to regain movement in the damaged joint. This can make a significant difference to your quality of life,…

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Why Prehabilitation is Crucial if You’re Waiting for Surgery

Patients are waiting longer for surgery since the pandemic – and sometimes significantly longer. A report commissioned by Independent Age – Patiently Waiting – examined the experience of older people waiting for surgery. It points to the fact that 5.6 million people are currently waiting for hospital treatment but warns that the actual picture could…

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Hip or Knee Replacement – Should I Have Conventional Surgery or Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery?

If you have a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis that is in its advanced stages or if you suffer a serious fracture, you are likely to be offered joint replacement surgery. This is a routine surgical procedure, with the most common joints to be replaced being the hips and knees. Some orthopaedic surgeons like Carrothers Orthopaedic…

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Are You One of the Millions of UK Patients Waiting for a Hip or Knee Replacement?

If you are suffering from a debilitating condition like arthritis, a hip or knee replacement can be life-changing. This type of surgery can help you to regain your mobility and quality of life, enabling you to resume many of the activities you used to enjoy before pain and stiffness prevented you. As orthopaedic surgeons, we…

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Joint Replacement FAQs as we Emerge from Lockdown

Over the coming weeks and months, we expect there to be a gradual return to normal as we emerge from lockdown. If you are waiting for joint replacement surgery, this is likely to be particularly welcome as many people have experienced a worsening of symptoms during the pandemic. As lockdown restrictions ease, our phones have…