Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that is caused by the cartilage in your joints starting to wear away. Cartilage is there to cushion your joints but it naturally starts to wear as you age. If significant amounts wear away, it can cause the bones to begin rubbing together. The result is pain and inflammation which…
A sprained ankle can be a painful and debilitating injury. Depending on the severity of the sprain, you may be unable to put weight on the affected ankle and it may feel weak and unstable. You may have swelling, bruising and redness around the injury.
It’s nearly that time again when thousands of runners, old and young, professional and amateur, experienced and novice, take to the streets of the capital for the annual London Marathon.
A robot called MAKO is helping orthopaedic surgeons to perform personalised joint replacement surgery, achieving better results and faster recovery rates than ever before.
Sadly injury is as much a part of winter sports as snow reports and sun cream. But if you don’t want your long-awaited skiing holiday to be ruined by a torn ligament, damaged joint or fractured ankle, there are some important things you need to know. As orthopaedic surgeons, this is what we would like…
At the start of a new year, many of us feel the urge to take control of our lives in one way or another. If you suffer from chronic arthritis you may have more reasons than most to want to act.
3D printing is already being used to create customised orthopaedic implants for joint replacement surgery. Now, further technological advances are offering a glimpse into the future of orthopaedics whereby synthetic implants could be populated with a patient’s own cells to encourage tissue regeneration.
If you are living with the constant pain of arthritis, it is easy to slip into a negative way of thinking. Arthritis can be debilitating, affecting your day-to-day life in a myriad of different ways. However, the way you think can have a significant effect on your experience of the condition.
It can be incredibly frustrating… you’ve looked forward to your winter holiday for months and, then, after only a day or two on the slopes, you fall badly and hurt yourself. Why should you not ignore the signs of injury or strain?
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?