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Major UK study set to compare robotic knee replacement with traditional methods

Since the first robotic joint replacement was performed in 1992, the technology has rapidly evolved, achieving ever greater accuracy and precision. Now a major UK study will compare robotic knee replacement benefits to unaided or traditional joint replacement surgery. Over 100,000 knee replacement procedures are performed every year in the UK and more and more […]

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Mr Jonathan Webb featured in the Rugby Players Association ezine

Consultant Knee Surgeon and former England Rugby full back Jonathan was recently interviewed by the Rugby Players Association on his career, combining medical school and rugby and qualifying as a doctor while he was still playing for England. As a team player, he was one of the founding members of the Fortius Clinic, launched in […]

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Genes Could Play a Role in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

New research from the Lund University in Sweden, has revealed our genes could play a critical role in anterior cruciate ligament injury. The study looked at identical as well as fraternal twins to see whether genetics played a role. Here, we will look at what this new research found and what it means for patients. […]

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Lesser-Known Knee Surgery May Prevent Total Knee Replacement

A new study has revealed that a lesser-known knee surgery may prevent total knee replacement. The findings of the study, published within the Canadian Medical Association Journal, prove promising for younger patients. The surgery, known as High Tibial Osteotomy, was shown to significantly reduce the need for a total knee replacement in younger patients. So, […]

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Steroid Injections Found Not to Hasten Need for Knee Replacement

Steroid injections are commonly used to relieve osteoarthritis pain. However, past research has suggested they could speed up the need for a total knee replacement. This has understandably led to some specialists seeking alternative treatment options for patients. Now, new research has revealed steroid injections do not hasten the need for a knee replacement. Below, […]

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Study Evaluates the Long-Term Outcomes of Meniscectomy

A meniscectomy is commonly used to treat a torn meniscus in the knee. However, some experts in the field believe it offers little in the way of benefits for patients. Now, a new study carried out by Italian researchers, has evaluated the long-term outcomes of the procedure. Here, we’ll look at what the study found […]