Living with chronic hip pain can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Your hips are vital for standing, sitting, walking and running so constant pain can make everyday activity extremely challenging.
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.
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…
A robot called MAKO is helping orthopaedic surgeons to perform personalised joint replacement surgery, achieving better results and faster recovery rates than ever before.
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.
Scientists have found a way to grow synthetic cartilage which could revolutionise treatments for arthritis sufferers in the future. It could be a while before the research is complete, but it appears it will be worth waiting.
Once upon a time, if you suffered a meniscal tear, more or less the only option was to remove the damaged cartilage. There are several drawbacks to this approach, but the main one is that it can increase the risk of arthritis in the future. And, with more of us wanting to remain fit and…
Footballers suffer more injuries than in just about any other sport. Most are caused by colliding with other players or landing awkwardly from a jump. Roughly a quarter of injuries are due to overuse and develop gradually over time. So, what can players (and their concerned parents!) do to protect themselves from getting injured?
Our hip joints are highly robust and designed for repeated motion. However, they are not indestructible, so with age and usage hip pain and wider issues can arise, even in the healthiest of people. Fortunately, these days there are plenty of treatment options available for hip pain, as well as advanced surgery techniques should a full…
A meniscus tear is one of the most common injuries to the knee. Depending on how severe the tear is, will depend if you require surgery. If the tear is not severe, physiotherapy could be sufficient for you to heal the injury. There are a number of factors that can affect recovery success and timeframes.