why are football knee injuries so common

Why Are Football Knee Injuries So Common?

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As it is announced that Gareth Southgate is stepping down as England's manager, pundits are reflecting on the future of England football and one aspect is the high rate of football knee injuries. Football is a physically demanding sport that…
Project ACL is launched

Project ACL is Launched

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ACL injuries have become a leading concern in women's football, significantly affecting player participation and performance. The recent Women's World Cup highlighted the severity of the issue, with an astonishing 37 players missing the tournament…
semaglutide and knee pain

Semaglutide and Knee Pain

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Semaglutide, a medication primarily known for its weight loss benefits, has recently been found to offer an unexpected advantage in a recently published study: reducing knee pain in those suffering from osteoarthritis. This discovery could be…
knee arthritis test

Blood Test Could Identify Knee Osteoarthritis Before It Even Shows Up on Xray

A new study carried out by researchers from the Duke University School of Medicine in USA, has revealed a simple blood test can predict the onset of knee osteoarthritis up to eight years before it becomes visible on X-rays. This innovative knee…
torn ACL treatment

Can a Torn ACL Heal Itself?

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a common and often serious injury, particularly among athletes. Traditionally, ACL ruptures have been thought to require surgical intervention to restore full function to the knee. However, recent…
Reduce risk of knee arthritis

Focus on your Reps to Reduce Risk of Knee Arthritis Later in Life

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According to leading charity Versus Arthritis, approximately 5.4 million people in the UK suffer with knee arthritis. The disease, known to cause severe pain and limit mobility, can greatly impact quality of life. If you’re looking to reduce…
knee pain and brain ageing

Could Knee Pain Make Your Brain Age Faster?

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A recent study has revealed that chronic pain may do more than cause physical discomfort. According to the new research, chronic knee pain can potentially accelerate brain ageing. Published in the Nature Mental Health journal, it is the first…
Revision knee replacement

Risk Factors for Revision Knee Replacement Indicated in New Study

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A recent study published in the Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery has revealed the risk factors that contribute to revision knee replacement surgery. While revision surgeries remain relatively rare, they pose significant challenges,…
Weight loss and exercise boosts knee surgery outcome

UK Study Finds Pre-Op Weight Loss and Exercise Programme Boosts Knee Surgery Outcome

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A recent study carried out by the University of Edinburgh has revealed the benefits of a pre-op weight loss and exercise programme for knee surgery. Patients who followed a pre-op programme experienced better surgical outcomes, reduced pain,…
getting fit for robotic knee replacement

Getting Fit for Your Robotic Knee Replacement

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If you’re scheduled to undergo a robotic knee replacement, you may be wondering what you should do to prepare for the procedure. As well as preparing the surgery itself, it’s a good idea to try and get as fit as possible before going under…