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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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Joint Replacement FAQs as we Emerge from Lockdown

Over the coming weeks and months, we expect there to be a gradual return to normal as we emerge from lockdown. If you are waiting for joint replacement surgery, this is likely to be particularly welcome as many people have experienced a worsening of symptoms during the pandemic. As lockdown restrictions ease, our phones have…

Knee Arthroscopy – What is it and What are the Benefits?

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…