When your hip joint becomes severely damaged, either through a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis or due to injury, hip replacement surgery can offer you a new lease of life.
An innovative robotic arm called Mako is revolutionising total hip replacement surgery, leading to reduced pain and likely long-term better outcomes for patients.
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 life and activities extremely challenging.
A robot called MAKO is helping orthopaedic surgeons to perform personalised joint replacement surgery, achieving better results and faster recovery rates than ever before.
The Festive season means spending time with family and friends. But if one of them is an arthritis sufferer it can sometimes be difficult to know what to say or do and if you haven’t seen them for a while, it can be sad to see that their condition has deteriorated. People sometimes feel helpless…
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.
Infections after knee or hip replacement surgery are, thankfully, rare. However, they do occur – according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons around one in every 100 people will develop an infection following hip or knee replacement surgery – and you need to be aware of the risks.
People tend to delay having hip replacement surgery for as long as possible, but is this the right thing to do or should you opt for surgery sooner? We consider whether there is a perfect time to have hip replacement surgery…
Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but it can even increase life expectancy, according to a new study conducted in Sweden.