Robotic Knee Replacement Benefits

Major UK study set to compare robotic knee replacement with traditional methods

Since the first robotic joint replacement was performed in 1992, the technology has rapidly evolved, achieving ever greater accuracy and precision. Now a major UK study will compare robotic knee replacement benefits to unaided or traditional…
early ACL repair

Early Surgical Reconstruction of ACL After Tear Yields Better results Study Finds

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A new study has revealed that early surgical reconstruction of ACL after a tear produces better results. This is promising news for athletes who are at an increased risk of developing the injury. ACL tears can be extremely painful and greatly…
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,…
genes and ACL injury

Genes Could Play a Role in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

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New research from the Lund University in Sweden, has revealed our genes could play a critical role in anterior cruciate ligament injury. The study looked at identical as well as fraternal twins to see whether genetics played a role. Here,…
High Tibial Surgery for Younger Patients

Lesser-Known Knee Surgery May Prevent Total Knee Replacement

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A new study has revealed that a lesser-known knee surgery may prevent total knee replacement. The findings of the study, published within the Canadian Medical Association Journal, prove promising for younger patients. The surgery, known as…
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…
meniscectomy success

Study Evaluates the Long-Term Outcomes of Meniscectomy

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A meniscectomy is commonly used to treat a torn meniscus in the knee. However, some experts in the field believe it offers little in the way of benefits for patients. Now, a new study carried out by Italian researchers, has evaluated the long-term…
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.…