Acute Charcot foot is a very dangerous condition that can affect people with diabetes and lead to serious bone damage and disability. When Charcot is recognised, the condition is almost an emergency. Mr Arshad Khaleel, an expert orthopaedic surgeon, has produced this article to give you general information about the condition and the treatment, the challenging diagnostic process and how it can be prevented.
No-one wants to suffer a calf muscle strain. It can prevent you from playing your favourite sports for a couple of weeks and it's overall a rather painful and uncomfortable ordeal. Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Jonathan Walczak, explains exactly what causes a muscle strain in the calf muscle and how you can easily avoid it.
Have you experienced acute back pain recently? Luckily, there are some ways to prevent it. We recently sat and spoke with Mr Caspar Aylott, a leading orthopaedic spine surgeon. He gave us some advice on how it can be prevented and how it should be treated.
Your new hip will become part of you for the next 15 years or more, so it's important to know all the features of it prior to your replacement operation. Mr Pramod Achan describes the various types of implants he uses and the risks you should be aware of.
Around 20% of us are expected to visit the doctor this year to treat their lower back pain - a common but very self-limiting condition. Mr Jonathan Bull, neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon based in London, explains what the causes of lower back pain are and how it should be treated.
Ageing is inevitable but back pain doesn't have to be. We spoke with leading orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Caspar Aylott, to find out what happens to our spine when we age. He kindly shared with us some tips on how we can maintain a healthy back and some of the conditions to look out for as we get older.
Orthopaedic assistance is needed after a fracture to not only make sure that the bone heals correctly, but also to ensure that the original mobility is restored. Mr Rohit Madhav explains the body's response to a broken bone, the most common types of fractures and treatment options available.
Bursitis occurs when fluid-filled sacks that cushion your joints become inflamed. Here, one of our expert orthopaedic surgeons Mr Jonathan Walczak explains the different types, their accompanying symptoms and how bursitis can be treated.
How do I get back to normal function after hip surgery? How can I make a full recovery? These are standard questions most patients make after undergoing any kind of hip surgery and there are many things you need to do to improve the overall success of your operation. Mr Rishi Chana explains to us exactly what they are:
After the winter break, injuries to unused and untrained muscles are likely to occur for many golfers. One of the most common of these injuries is golfer's elbow. To prepare for this, Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan has put together this helpful guide explaining the various treatments available and the most effective ways to alleviate pain and symptoms.