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…
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.
January is a busy time for orthopaedic surgeons. Not only is there a higher risk of injury at this time of year due to icy weather conditions, but there is also the “New Year Resolutions factor”, which sees many people redoubling their efforts to get fit after the indulgences of the Festive season. Unfortunately, this…
The pelvis is a circular bony structure that protects a number of important internal organs including the bowel, bladder, reproductive organs and the major blood vessels and nerves that supply the legs.
Once people have got their joint replacement surgery out of the way, there is a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and think “that’s that”.
Whether you’re jetting off somewhere exotic, or you’re taking a “staycation” here in the UK, one of the things you don’t want to be bringing back from holiday with you is a strain, fracture or other injury.
It can be beautiful to look out on a picture-perfect Christmas card scene, sparkling with frost, ice and snow. But, if you’re trying to get to the supermarket, or a doctors appointment or anything that requires you to walk or drive anywhere, suddenly the winter landscape is less inviting.
We commonly use the term “hairline fracture” to refer to a specific type of fracture that typically occurs in the foot or lower leg. But, what is a hairline fracture and what is the difference between this and an ordinary fracture?