Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t turned out how any of us expected. One of the many changes to our lives this year has been the replacement of the 40th Virgin Money London Marathon – normally one of the highlights of the running calendar – with a virtual marathon taking place on Sunday 4 October.
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.
The terms “rupture” and “tear” tend to be used interchangeably when referring to tendon and ligament injuries. But, is there a difference? A tear can be partial or complete. When you experience a complete tear it is, essentially, the same thing as a rupture.
Once upon a time, if you suffered a meniscal tear, more or less the only option was to remove the damaged cartilage. There are several drawbacks to this approach, but the main one is that it can increase the risk of arthritis in the future. And, with more of us wanting to remain fit and…