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6 tips on how to prevent knee injury on the slopes

The news that Lindsey Vonn has crashed out of this year’s ski season – for the third time in four years – puts the spotlight on skiing and knee injuries. At the beginning of the month she was racing in Andorra, holding her position as the woman’s overall World Cup leader, when a nasty fall […]

New study finds no value in vitamin D and fish oil in treatment of osteoarthritis

Anyone suffering from pain and lack of mobility as a result of knee osteoarthritis will be keen to explore treatments that could possibly alleviate discomfort and restore full movement without the need for extensive knee surgery. One complementary approach which is widely thought to be useful in reducing inflammation and slowing down the disintegration of […]

“I felt looked after by Mr Webb throughout”

We talk to one of Mr Jonathan Webb’s previous patients about her experience. An enthusiastic rock climber, she suffered a torn meniscus that was repaired by Mr Jonathan Webb at the Fortius Clinic, London. “The video was recorded in November, two months after my surgery. The video was shot during the female Boulder eliminator. I started very […]

As Roger Federer undergoes knee surgery, why tennis knee injuries are so common

Days after his defeat in the Australian Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus which will take him out of action for a month. The surgery was reportedly a success and Federer announced that, “with proper rehabilitation, I will be able to return to the Tour soon.” […]

Could depression medication relieve pain from knee osteoarthritis

Researchers at Arthritis UK recently announced the commencement of a clinical trial into the potential benefits of a medication commonly aimed at treating depression or anxiety for relieving knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis explained Osteeoarthritis is a joint condition whereby the joints become painful and stiff as a result of deterioration of […]

Knee symptoms: beyond pain

Last month we looked at types of knee pain and what they can tell us about the different problems that affect the knee. However, if you are suffering from a serious knee condition then pain is usually accompanied by other symptoms, all of which will be assessed during your consultation with Mr Jonathan Webb. The […]

New study finds smokers have a higher risk of revision knee replacement surgery

A new study released recently in the US looked at the link between smoking and the increased risk of revision following total knee replacement. A group of 436 patients were studied, examining the reasons for a revision procedure being required. The predominant reason for the initial procedure was osteoarthritis and it was found that the […]

Ouch! What your knee pain might mean?

Successful treatment of any problem relating to the knee depends on the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Before ordering any necessary tests or scans, Mr Jonathan Webb will discuss your symptoms in depth and the location of your knee pain can be an important tool in diagnosing the problem, particularly if it involves a […]

The winter workout: how to keep exercising during the winter months

Even the most committed athlete can find it harder to get off the couch and exercise during the winter months. The temptation to hibernate indoors, bask in the central heating and eat carb-heavy casseroles is almost overwhelming, but it’s just as important to get outside and get moving during the winter months as the warmer […]