knee replacement checklist

Now you can predict if your knee replacement will last

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Out of the many factors that can determine whether a knee replacement surgery procedure will work, one of the most important issues is the timing of the operation. While other considerations also have an impact – such as age, weight, health,…
best UK knee replacements

The best – and the worst – knee replacements have been revealed

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Due to an ageing yet active population and a leap in technology, more and more people are being given knee replacements. Patients are understandably more concerned with the skill and experience of their surgeon, but there is also a range of…
infection after knee replacement

Infection after knee replacement: new research could help identify those most susceptible

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Knee replacement surgery has become a common procedure, with over 110,000 of them carried out per year in the UK, and for the vast majority of people, it’s a pretty straightforward operation with nothing but benefits when the recovery period…
weight loss before knee replacement surgery

New study finds ideal weight loss target for obese patients before knee surgery

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If you’ve been classed as morbidly obese (which according to the NHS is a BMI of over 40) and you’re awaiting knee replacement surgery, you’ve already been told that losing weight is a must. Makes perfect sense: after surgery, your knee…
knee replacement longevity

New data reveals your knee replacement could last longer than previously thought

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Knee replacement surgery has become one of the most common procedures performed in the UK, with nearly 200,000 of them performed in England and Wales alone in 2017, and for good reason – we have an ageing population who still want to stay…
walking could delay need for knee replacement surgery

A brisk walk a day could delay need for knee replacement surgery

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If you suffer from knee OA and you’re worried that walking across the park or leaving the car at home when you nip to the shops is going to make matters worse, then think again: a new study from America claims that if older adults with the…
knee replacement risks

Aspirin found to be effective for preventing blood clots after knee replacement surgery

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It takes the edge off headaches, dulls toothache, makes period pains more manageable, helps you tackle colds and flu, and even be used to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. And according to a recent study from the University of Michigan,…
total knee arthroplasty

Walking could be key to avoid total knee arthroplasty

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When it comes to knee OA – along with every other medical issue – prevention is always better than cure, and anything which can keep people off the operating table is always worthy of attention. And a new report – from a study team at…
hip and knee replacement combined

Joint replacement of the hip and knee does not mean an increase in short-term complications

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Although they’re two very separate parts of the body, our hip and knee joints have an uncanny ability to wear out at the same time. It’s not that much of a mystery when you think about it – the deterioration of one means we tend to put…
London knee replacement surgery

As Queen reluctant to undergo knee surgery, what does recovery in older knee replacement patients entail?

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The recent news story about the Queen turning down the opportunity for knee replacement surgery in order to carry on with her forthcoming engagements gives us the ideal opportunity to discuss knee surgery in older patients. While most people…