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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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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…

Knee Arthroscopy – What is it and What are the Benefits?

Knee arthroscopy, also called keyhole surgery, is a less invasive form of surgery than conventional open surgery. The surgeon investigates and corrects the problem using a precision tool called an arthroscope which has a tiny camera attached that is used to inspect the joint for damage. Similar keyhole instruments can then be introduced into the joint and…