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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A Glossary of Orthopaedic Treatments

Orthopaedic treatments are changing and improving all the time. This helpful glossary summarises some of the main treatments we offer here at Carrothers Orthopaedics. If you have questions about any of these treatments or would like more information please contact us and we would be happy to help.

PRP therapy for knee arthritis – is it an effective treatment?

Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an emerging treatment for osteoarthritis, most commonly used for arthritis of the knee, but it can be effective on other joints too. The therapy works on using the natural healing properties of your own blood to treat damaged tissue, and whilst it is not considered a mainstream treatment yet, it…