When To Get a Hip Replacement for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes the cartilage that normally cushions the ends of the bones in your joint to become damaged and start to wear away. It can affect any joint in the body but is particularly common in weight-bearing joints (hips and knees) and  in the hands. Osteoarthritis is sometimes called ‘wear…

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Osteoarthritis: Management and Options

If you suspect you may have early symptoms of osteoarthritis or if you have recently been given a diagnosis, this article offers some basic information about the condition, its symptoms and how to manage them, both in the early stages and as it progresses. It is important to get a proper diagnosis as other conditions…

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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…

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Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery – A Patient Guide for Total Knee Replacement

Your knee is the largest joint in your body and is vital for all kinds of routine activities, from sitting to going upstairs. Knee pain can have a number of different causes but a common one is osteoarthritis. This is a degenerative condition which leads to worsening pain due to the breakdown of cartilage in…

Planning Your Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery: What’s Different?

A small number of orthopaedic surgeons, including Carrothers Orthopaedics, are offering Mako robotic arm assisted surgery for patients undergoing partial and total knee replacement or total hip replacement procedures. This ground-breaking technology provides some important benefits over traditional surgical techniques. In this blog we explore what the difference is between traditional and robotic arm-assisted technology,…