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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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The Benefit of Custom Made Hip Implants

While hip replacement surgery is now a routine operation, the procedure is constantly being revised and updated, with new advancements as technology advances. Andrew Carrothers, consultant orthopaedic and military surgeon, uses Symbios custom implants or MAKO robotic arm-assisted surgery to provide the best possible outcomes for patients. In this blog we explore the benefit of…

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Having a Partial Knee Replacement? What You Need to Know About Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery

A partial knee replacement is offered to people who have arthritis in mainly one of the three compartments of the knee. If two or three compartments are significantly damaged, a total knee replacement will be more suitable (Read out blog about total knee replacements here: Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery: A Patient Guide for Total Knee…