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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…

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Maintaining Good Orthopaedic Health in Lockdown

As we find ourselves once more in lockdown it’s important to do whatever we can to stay healthy and well, both physically and mentally. As orthopaedic surgeons, our particular concern is people’s orthopaedic (bone and muscular) health. The fact that we are spending more time at home, with limited opportunities for exercising and the possibility…