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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…

Pros and Cons of Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robotic knee and hip replacement surgery – using a state of the art robotic arm called MAKO  – has been hailed as a new era in orthopaedic surgery. Surgeons talk about improved clinical outcomes due to the fact that the robot can assist with increased accuracy of standard implant positioning  and exact achievement of the…