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…
Meniscus damage

Why women more susceptible to meniscus damage

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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…
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…
pain in knee replacement recovery period

New Pain Management Technique Developed for Knee Replacement Surgery

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Knee replacement surgery can greatly help patients to regain their mobility and independence. However, around one in five patients who undergo the procedure experience ongoing pain. Now, a new study carried out by researchers at the University…
Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Testimonial

Ken Wilkinson | Testimonial

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"Exactly six weeks to the hour from when Jonathan was working on my knee, I was able to get back on the climbing wall. I did have to modify my footwork so as to not bend my knee much under load, but it was OK, and they were pretty easy climbs.…
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,…
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…