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Predicting and minimising the need for a knee replacement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS is currently experiencing an unprecedented backlog of patients waiting for procedures. Almost 100,000 patients saw their knee replacement operations cancelled during the first wave of the pandemic alone. With experts predicting it could take up to a decade to deal with the backlog of patients, focusing on reducing […]

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Why women more susceptible to meniscus damage

Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition that is often associated with ageing. However, it appears genetics also play a large role in the development of the disease. After trying to determine why more women experience knee osteoarthritis than men, researchers have now identified genetic changes within the meniscus. These changes reportedly increase the risk of […]

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Robotic Knee Replacement Study Finds It Leads to Lower Complication Rate

Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery have discovered knee replacements carried out with robotic assistance, result in fewer complications within three months. Published in Arthroplasty Today, the results of the study could help to change the future of joint replacements. Here, we will look at what the study found and how robotic knee replacements […]

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Football Knee Injuries: A Career Ending Injury?

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. There is estimated to be around 220 million recreational players and over 100,000 registered professional players worldwide. Like any sport, it presents several injury risks for those who play regularly. Knee injuries, particularly to the meniscus, are a real threat to players. In some […]

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Risk of Osteoarthritis After ACL Repair Examined

ACL repair is a common procedure that aims to treat anterior cruciate ligament injuries, often in younger patients. ACL injuries are particularly prevalent in young athletes, with many opting for surgery to return to play at their previous level. We previously published an article on the long-term success rates of ACL reconstruction and covered the […]

Jonathan Webb interviewed in the Telegraph

On the eve of the Six Nations tournament, Jonathan has been interviewed by Tom Cary, Senior Sports Correspondent for the Telegraph on his journey from playing for England to becoming a leading knee surgeon specialising in robotic knee replacements. It is exactly 30 years since England’s glorious 1991 Grand Slam win, with Webb scoring 63 […]

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Prep Your Knees for Ski Season

Thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, many people have missed a ski season or two when the world went into lockdown. Although Omicron may have set us back slightly, many people are hoping that they’ll be able to return to the slopes this season. However, before you do it’s important to make sure your body is […]

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Is My Knee Pain Due to Bursitis or Arthritis?

While knee pain is largely associated with arthritis, it can have several causes. One condition that can cause very similar symptoms to arthritis in the joints, is bursitis. So, how do knee bursitis and arthritis differ and what treatments are available to help ease the symptoms? Learn everything you need to know below. What is […]