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Knee surgery vs exercise: a new study evaluates the benefits of meniscus surgery

With an incidence rate of 61 people out of every 100,000 suffering an acute meniscus tear every year, according to the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association, this is one of the most common knee injuries. The meniscus…
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Is the craze for high intensity exercise a cause of concern for our knees?

In our increasingly busy lives, the claim that doing just 30, 15 or even 5 minutes of HIIT at a time was the sure fire way to lose weight and get fit seemed too good to be true. This was a workout that anyone could fit in between work, family…
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear: the classic knee injury

We lay claim to the title of the world’s greatest sporting nation and it is true that sport is a national obsession, both as spectators and getting onto the field of play at every level. Yet, it is also true that sport and injury go hand in…
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Mr Jonathan Webb becomes the RFU representative on the World Rugby Council

All change at the RFU; as a new chairman takes over from Jason Leonard in August, we have the exciting news that Mr Jonathan Webb has recently been appointed as one of two RFU representatives on the World Rugby Council, replacing Bill Beaumont…
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Cricket and the knee

The English cricket season has commenced and all eyes turn to Headingley this month as they host the first of England’s international matches, with the national team hoping to capitalise on last year’s triumph in the Ashes. Although cricket…
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The God Pill: has a cure for ageing been found?

Scientists have spent many years and many millions, trying to find a ‘cure’ for ageing, whether that’s reversing progressive hair loss or erasing wrinkles. However, these are just the visible signs of ageing and a more exciting proposition…
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New study finds birth control pills can lessen chance of knee injury in female athletes

A new study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, found a link between birth control pills and often sports career-ending knee injuries. The researchers at the University…
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Growth in European knee reconstruction device market reflects increasing demand for knee surgery

The market for knee reconstruction devices in Europe will show a compound annual growth rate of 4.5% to 2021 it has been estimated by a new research report. The biggest growth area will be in preliminary knee reconstruction devices as technological…
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6 tips on how to prevent knee injury on the slopes

The news that Lindsey Vonn has crashed out of this year's ski season – for the third time in four years – puts the spotlight on skiing and knee injuries. At the beginning of the month she was racing in Andorra, holding her position as…
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New study finds no value in vitamin D and fish oil in treatment of osteoarthritis

Anyone suffering from pain and lack of mobility as a result of knee osteoarthritis will be keen to explore treatments that could possibly alleviate discomfort and restore full movement without the need for extensive knee surgery. One complementary…