It’s a diagnosis you’ve never heard of – but by some estimates, cluneal nerve irritation is responsible for up to 12% of all cases of lower back pain. With the medical community just starting to become aware of this condition, we asked internationally renowned spinal surgeon Mr Martin Knight describes what the cluneal nerves are, how they can become irritated, and whether there is any effective treatment.
For those who suffer from shoulder pain, it can have a knock-on effect when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. It may be difficult finding a comfortable sleeping position and leave sufferers with sleepless nights. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick Ferran explains what patients can do to get some rest.
Total hip replacement is an extremely successful surgical procedure that improves a patient’s quality of life when arthritic hip pain becomes debilitating. Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, professor Ali Ghoz talks about the new approach to hip replacement surgery that results in faster recovery, less pain and less time in the hospital.
Mr Gordon Shepard is a leading orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports injuries. Many of us play sports and exercise, and one of the frustrating things to deal with is injury. So, what are the most common sports injuries that Mr Shepard deals with?
The PCL is a ligament in your knee that can be damaged when playing certain sports or while driving. Left untreated, an injury to the PCL can cause unsteadiness while walking or kneeling down. We asked leading orthopaedic Mr Sujith Konan how PCL injuries are diagnosed in clinic and how they can be treated.
If you experience shoulder pain after a strong session of weightlifting at the gym then it could be down to a number of reasons, such as excessive loading or poor technique that's caused a rotator cuff injury. Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick Ferran explains how you can avoid shoulder pain when lifting.
If you struggle with cartilage damage in your knee and would like to avoid surgery, then regenerative medicine is an exciting new field of treatment to try out. Through regular injections you may be able to regenerate the cartilage in your knee and reduce pain considerably. In this brand new series, we asked regenerative medicine specialist Professor Paul Lee to explain the various treatment options on offer, and today’s focus is on Lipogems – the injection of fat cells into the knee.
One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is subacromial impingement syndrome. When the tendons inside the shoulder rub on nearby bone or tissue, it can cause some serious ache when trying to lift the arm and make it difficult to sleep at night. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Mark Falworth explains how it can be treated...
Our hips are essential for our ability to walk. If something happens this joint, the impact on our lives is huge. For this reason, many patients opt for hip replacement procedures, which install a prosthetic joint. However, sometimes this is not the end of the problem. We asked accomplished orthopaedic surgeon Mr Julian Gilbody why some patients need a revision hip replacement and what causes their first procedure to fail.
Playing sports can of course be good fun, but they are also a big cause of injuries. These include muscle injuries, ligament tears and damage to cartilage. Professor Paul Lee, a top orthopaedic surgeon and leading sports medicine specialist, tells us what the six most common sporting injuries that he treats are.