January is a busy time for orthopaedic surgeons. Not only is there a higher risk of injury at this time of year due to icy weather conditions, but there is also the “New Year Resolutions factor”, which sees many people redoubling their efforts to get fit after the indulgences of the Festive season. Unfortunately, this…
Christmas can be stressful at the best of times but when you’re coping with the pain of arthritis on top of everything else, it can really put a dampener on the celebrations.
Choosing a knee implant is an important decision. The prosthesis will become a vital part of your anatomy, helping you to walk, sit, stand and move around. Not only that, but it will be with you for years to come – around 15+ is the usual lifespan for an artificial knee implant.
Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative condition that can affect the knee joints. In its early stages, the symptoms may be mild and can normally be managed without surgery. However, as the condition develops, symptoms worsen and more invasive treatment options may become necessary, including surgery.
The Mako system supports orthopaedic surgeons to perform total knee replacements with greater accuracy than ever before, resulting in even better outcomes for patients.
As Wimbledon season closes, the number of people taking up tennis, or whose interest in the sport has been rekindled by the Centre Court action, is predicted to rise as it does every year.
To mark Rheumatoid Arthritis awareness week, we are looking at this painful condition and how it can affect the knee joint, as well as other parts of the body.
We have smartphones, smart watches, smart TVs… Now, the next innovation that could transform people’s lives is the smart knee implant.
Around 8.75 million people in the UK are being treated for osteoarthritis, at a cost to the health service of around £5.2 billion. One in five people over the age of 45 has osteoarthritis of the knee and 68% of people with osteoarthritis say they experience depression when the pain is at its worst.
A new research study offers scientists the hope of being able to generate new bone tissue from stem cells in the future. The findings of the research at the University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, is good news for people with conditions like osteoporosis, as well as those with skeletal injuries, who could benefit from…