Your knees are hinged joints that allow the leg to bend and extend, but with minimal side-to-side motion. Bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues make up the knee joints, which are where three bones meet – the bottom of the thigh bone, the top of the shin bone and the kneecap.
There are around 6,000 deaths in the UK each year as a result of accidents in the home, according to the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
If you have severe osteoarthritis, you may be eligible for knee replacement surgery. Surgeons routinely perform both total and partial knee replacements, but what is the difference and which might be the best choice for you?
Joint replacement surgery is now a routine procedure. However it is still a major operation and it is important to prepare yourself physically and mentally beforehand so you can recover more quickly and experience the best possible outcomes.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns that Autumn and Winter is the peak time for trips and falls. These can lead to sprains, strains and fractures. This blog looks at some of the common causes of accidents and considers how you can prevent yourself from becoming one of the injury statistics this winter. If…
Whether it’s your first time on the ski slopes or you’re a seasoned skier and snowboarder, participating in winter sports puts you at risk of injury. Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures are all common ski slope injuries. Even regular sports like running carry a greater injury risk in icy conditions.
After any kind of orthopaedic surgery – whether it is a minor procedure, such as a repair to a torn tendon, or a major procedure like joint replacement surgery – your surgeon will talk to you about the importance of rehabilitation and good aftercare.
Osteoarthritis – also called wear and tear arthritis – is the most common form of arthritis in the UK and also the leading cause of disability. The condition affects around 8.5 million people, resulting in joint pain and stiffness and limiting participation in everyday activities. Aside from the pain and loss of mobility, the condition…