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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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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…

Hip replacement (Part 3 of 3): What to expect after hip replacement

Following on from last week’s article where we compared the Posterior and the Direct Anterior approaches to hip replacement, we now discuss important information about how best to take care of yourself post-surgery, both in hospital and when you are recovering at home. It is also important to understand any complications following surgery so you…

What to know when considering a hip replacement

Hip replacement surgery is common these days, and whilst all operations come with an element of risk, generally the risk for hip surgery is considered low, particularly if you are in good health. Exploring all your options with a specialist will ensure you are making the right decision and help you take measures in advance…