A new treatment to grow cartilage inside the patient’s knee is being pioneered at Spire Parkway Hospital by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Jamie Arbuthnot. CartiONE uses the patient’s own cartilage cells to regrow damaged cartilage after being implanted in the damaged knee. Here Mr Arbuthnot answers some questions about CartiONE, how it works and how it differs from other treatments on offer.
The golf swing is a fundamental part of the game and poor swinging techniques can injure the shoulders, elbows, hands and wrists. Mr Ali Al-Sabti, a leading orthopaedic surgeon, tells us what the most common golf injuries he’s encountered are and what treatments are available.
The stress we put on our feet often shows in the form of the most popular toe deformity, corns, as well as other deformities in our lesser toes (which are all the toes other than the big toe), such as hammer, claw and mallet toes. Mr Simon Sturdee explains what these are along with how to treat them.
Jumper’s knee, also known as patellar tendonitis, is a type of knee injury that tends to develop over time. It gets progressively worse without treatment and could spell the end of an athlete’s professional career. What exactly is jumper’s knee and what can be done? Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Alex Chipperfield explains.
Stem cells can be used in cases of spinal cord injury or degeneration to bring relief to chronic back pain. We've asked leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Mo Akmal if there is much evidence to support how effective the treatment is in comparison to major surgery.
Hip replacement is generally a very successful procedure in relieving the pain and stiffness associated with a damaged hip joint. However, hip replacements can fail and there are several reasons why this can happen. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick de Roeck explains why.
You may not often consider the importance of the hip. This joint supports our weight as we move, allowing us to walk or run. Hip fractures are not uncommon, nor should they be sniffed at. They can be very serious injuries with a lengthy recovery process. What can be done about them? Leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Alex Chipperfield is here to explain.
Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicines, is an exciting innovation in biological science that is now being used to help chronic back pain sufferers. Leading orthopaedic spinal surgeon Mr Mo Akmal explains how stem cells work, what they repair exactly and how they can be used in cases of spinal degeneration or injury.
No surgical procedure is completely without risk, whether that's big or small. If you're to undergo a hip replacement you may be researching the possible complications of the operation. We've asked leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick de Roeck to explain more.