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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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Are You One of the Millions of UK Patients Waiting for a Hip or Knee Replacement?

If you are suffering from a debilitating condition like arthritis, a hip or knee replacement can be life-changing. This type of surgery can help you to regain your mobility and quality of life, enabling you to resume many of the activities you used to enjoy before pain and stiffness prevented you. As orthopaedic surgeons, we…

Total Joint Replacement for Arthritis – Yes or No?

The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. As we age, the cartilage that cushions our joints naturally starts to wear down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that speeds up cartilage loss, damaging the joint surface and causing the bones to rub together. This creates inflammation and pain.