We have smartphones, smart watches, smart TVs… Now, the next innovation that could transform people’s lives is the smart knee implant.
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.
It’s nearly that time again when thousands of runners, old and young, professional and amateur, experienced and novice, take to the streets of the capital for the annual London Marathon.
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…
As the temperature falls the pain in your injured knee seems to increase. Is this a real phenomenon or simply due to the fact that aches and pains tend to feel worse in the winter? No, you are not imagining it, the fact is that certain types of knee injury really do become more painful when…
Sadly injury is as much a part of winter sports as snow reports and sun cream. But if you don’t want your long-awaited skiing holiday to be ruined by a torn ligament, damaged joint or fractured ankle, there are some important things you need to know. As orthopaedic surgeons, this is what we would like…
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.
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.
Once people have got their joint replacement surgery out of the way, there is a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and think “that’s that”.
While the rest of the country is watching eagerly to see if England make it through the qualifying rounds of the World Cup 2018, at Carrothers Orthopaedics we will be watching out for the surge in football-related injuries that accompanies every major football tournament.