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,…
Steroid Injections and Knee Replacements

Steroid Injections Found Not to Hasten Need for Knee Replacement

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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…
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.…
protecting knee replacement in younger patients

Protecting Your Knee Replacement in Younger Patients

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Knee replacements are typically associated with an older patient demographic. However, with each passing year, there is a growing number of younger patients undergoing the procedure. In fact, experts predict that by 2030, there will be a 183%…
Prehab before knee surgery

Prehab Before Your Procedure: How to Prepare for Knee Surgery

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Elective surgery has been hugely impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak and many patients now find themselves facing a lengthy wait for their surgery. If you are waiting for your surgical procedure to be re-scheduled, there are things you can…
knee replacement timing

New advice not to delay your knee replacement

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It goes without saying that the decision to undergo a total knee replacement procedure is a decision not to be taken lightly, and there is a lot to think about before taking the plunge. For many, it is uncertainty about the recovery period…
skiing after knee replacement surgery

Can you go skiing after a knee replacement?

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There’s always one on any skiing holiday: the poor soul who came a cropper on the slopes and has to spend the rest of the week incapacitated, staring out of the window, looking mournfully at the piste while sipping on a hot chocolate. No shame…
prehab before knee replacement

Prehab before knee replacement could lead to better results

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We’re all aware of the necessity of rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery, but what about the steps we can take before we even go under the knife? It’s something that’s been on my mind throughout the year, as I’ve been preparing…