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…
Robotic Knee Replacement Advantages

Robotic knee replacement advantages and disadvantages

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One of the biggest developments in orthopaedic surgery in recent years has been the introduction of ‘robotic joint replacement’. The first misconception that we often have to clear up is that this development does not replace the orthopaedic…
recovery after robotic knee replacement

What is the recovery like after robotic knee replacement surgery?

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Robotic joint replacement surgery has been trending across the medical community in the last few years and is an example of how technology is transforming the way hip or knee replacements are being performed. The recent addition of the Mako…
return to play and re-injury risk

Footballers could reduce risk of re-injury with extra training before return to play

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It doesn’t matter what sport you play, or at what level – the temptation to pull on the boots (or spikes, or cleats, or skis) after an injury is overwhelming. You’ve been put on a course of treatment, and you’ve been given a recovery…
World Rugby injury prevention programme

World Rugby launches new exercise programme developed to reduce rugby injuries

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We’re all enjoying the Rugby World Cup, but it’s also good to see that the powers-that-be haven’t given themselves a month off and are addressing some major issues in the sport. And the biggest one of all is injury prevention. We’ve…
ACL rehab

Why your quads matter in ACL rehab

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We’re all aware that knee injuries are far and away the most common serious injury in the Union code, especially ACL tears. It’s the price we pay for the sport we play: unlike other codes, Union is a succession of grind-it-out, stop-and-start…
knee rugby injuries

World Rugby introduce six trials aimed at reducing rugby injury rates

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We’re all getting ready for the Rugby World Cup at the end of the month, obviously – but while us fans are working out how to reorganise our sleep patterns right through to the beginning of November, the game has its eye firmly on the future. After…
robotic-assisted knee replacement in Bristol

Robotic-assisted knee replacement now available for Mr Webb’s Bristol patients

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Knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone constant improvement since this type of orthopaedic surgery was first performed. The introduction of robotic-arm assisted technology is the latest development in this field and Mr…
knee injury diagnosis

New mini MRI scanner could improve knee injury diagnosis

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging: it’s a thing of medical brilliance. A large tube packed with strong magnets that shoot out radio waves, its ability to safely and effectively visualise tissue has transformed the field of medical diagnosis since…