knee replacement prevention

Predicting and minimising the need for a knee replacement

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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…
robotic knee replacement complications

Robotic Knee Replacement Study Finds It Leads to Lower Complication Rate

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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…
risk of osteoarthritis after ACL repair

Risk of Osteoarthritis After ACL Repair Examined

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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…
knee bursitis

Is My Knee Pain Due to Bursitis or Arthritis?

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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…
Personal experience of robotic knee replacement

Mr Jonathan Webb featured in the Rugby Players Association ezine

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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…
bone spurs

What Are Bone Spurs in the Knee and How Can They Be Treated?

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Otherwise known as Osteophytes, bone spurs are basically bony lumps which develop within a joint. Known to cause a lot of pain and potential issues with mobility, they are especially common in patients who suffer with Osteoarthritis. Here,…
My knee replacement recovery diary

When the knee surgeon becomes the patient: my knee replacement recovery diary

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Leading London and Bristol knee surgeon Mr Jonathan Webb found himself in the unique position of becoming the patient when he recently decided to undergo knee replacement surgery. After injury his knee playing rugby for England in the early…
knee arthritis in winter

How to Manage Your Knee Arthritis This Winter

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During the winter, patients suffering with knee arthritis may experience a worsening of the condition. When the temperature starts to drop, it can feel like the joints are much stiffer and more painful. So, is knee arthritis impacted by colder…
tennis makes knee joint degeneration worse

It’s Just Not Tennis: Racket Sports May Make Knee Arthritis Worse

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A new study has revealed that racket sports may make knee arthritis worse in patients who are overweight. While physical activity is generally encouraged to those who are overweight, this new research shows not all types of exercise are suitable.…
knee OA and your job

Is Your Job a Pain in the Knee? Study Reviews Link Between Your Occupation and Knee OA

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New research has linked a person’s occupation and an increased risk of developing knee OA or osteoarthritis. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the UK and Australia wanted to determine whether the job you do impacts your…