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What’s the difference between total and partial knee replacement?

Currently, there are approximately 80,000 knee replacement procedures performed in the UK every year. Osteoarthritis is the damage of the surfaces of our joints and during a knee replacement operation the worn ends of the bones and damaged cartilage are removed and replaced with metal and plastic replacement joints. Indications for this surgery are the pain […]

Even Olympic stars suffer from patellar tendonitis

It might be commonly known as jumper’s knee, but patellar tendonitis can affect men and women across the whole range of Olympic sports. In 2012, Rafael Nadal pulled out of the London Olympics with tendinitis in his left knee. Cycling star and Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton has suffered from patellar tendonitis. Basketball legend and […]

Knee surgery vs exercise: a new study evaluates the benefits of meniscus surgery

With an incidence rate of 61 people out of every 100,000 suffering an acute meniscus tear every year, according to the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association, this is one of the most common knee injuries. The meniscus are basically nature’s shock absorbers. They are the crescent-shaped pieces of cartilage that sit between the […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear: the classic knee injury

We lay claim to the title of the world’s greatest sporting nation and it is true that sport is a national obsession, both as spectators and getting onto the field of play at every level. Yet, it is also true that sport and injury go hand in hand. The knee is the most common joint […]

Cricket and the knee

The English cricket season has commenced and all eyes turn to Headingley this month as they host the first of England’s international matches, with the national team hoping to capitalise on last year’s triumph in the Ashes. Although cricket may seem worlds’ away from the high impact nature of rugby or football, injuries are common […]

The God Pill: has a cure for ageing been found?

Scientists have spent many years and many millions, trying to find a ‘cure’ for ageing, whether that’s reversing progressive hair loss or erasing wrinkles. However, these are just the visible signs of ageing and a more exciting proposition would be to discover a panacea for the aches and pains that plague us as we grow […]