ACL tears

ACL Tears Can Do Real Damage to the Brain, Study Finds

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Trauma to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, has been found to also do real damage to the brain in a new study. It is already known that ACL tears can lead to some degree of permanent loss of joint function. However, the reason behind this…

FA Take Action to Reduce Incidence of ACL Injuries in Women’s Football

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The FA is launching new studies to try and understand why so many female football players experience ACL injuries in the sport. The move comes after 12 players from the Women’s Super League and Championship suffered ACL injuries from the game. Here,…
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…
runner's knee injury

Running addiction can increase your injury risk

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Running is a popular form of exercise that can deliver a high level of benefits to the mind and body. You may have heard the term ‘runners high’, a phrase used to describe the euphoric feeling many people experience after a run. As many…
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…
knee injury and arthritis

Link established between knee injury in early adulthood and onset of arthritis

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If you’ve indulged in any long-term sporting activity, you’ve taken your fair share of knocks. And that’s OK when you’re younger – the body can take it, and damage can be healed. But are they storing up a welter of problems in later…
running knee injury

Don’t change a thing: no benefit found in adopting a new way of running

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It may be midwinter, but we’re already a mere four months away from one of the biggest dates in the running calendar – the London Marathon. Which means that for the more serious runners amongst us, the training programme starts now. The…
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…
knee OA

UK study finds listening to noisy knees can help with knee arthritis diagnosis

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If you’re hearing a snap, crackle and pop and you’re nowhere near a breakfast table, welcome to the world of knee crepitus. It’s a term for the sounds the joint makes, and in a lot of instances it’s nothing to worry about – it’s…
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…