Arthritis may seem simple, but it’s a complex condition and can develop in many ways. It’s not uncommon, however, for a patient to develop symptoms a long time after they've injured their wrist. Mr James Nicholl, an orthopaedic surgeon based in Tunbridge Wells, explains how trauma can lead to arthritis and the ways in which we can manage this condition.
Injuries to joints, muscles, ligaments and bones happen to us all at some point in our lives. Professor Ali Ghoz, a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon based in London, explains how to effectively manage these injuries and what to expect during the recovery period.
Rotator cuff tears can occur naturally with age, with a 40% chance that a tear will occur when you’re 80 years of age or older (often asymptomatic). They also occur as a result of an injury. We asked shoulder and elbow surgeon Mr Keith Adrian Borowsky about rotator cuff tears and their recovery.
Inproper footwear is one of the most common contributors to toe pain, causing injuries and abnormalities to some of the structures in our toes. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and how to treat toe pain at home from Dr Dean Michael.
Feet can come in all shapes and sizes. While some people have high insteps, others' feet are totally flat, which can sometimes be cause problems. Leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Billy Jowett explains why they develop and what treatment is available.
Each year, almost a million hip replacements are performed worldwide. Within the last 20 years, the designs and ways of fixing the implants have changed. Top orthopaedic surgeon Mr Godfrey Charnley discusses the rise of the cementless hip replacement and the advantages of this.
Frozen shoulder is a rare condition affecting just 2% of the population and develops gradually in three distinct stages. We asked Mr Nick Ferran, an expert orthopaedic surgeon in London, to describe them. Read to find out more.
Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that causes pain under the ball of the foot. Tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes causes a sharp, burning pain in the foot and can also cause the toes to feel numb, to burn or to sting. Mr Simon W Sturdee explains more about Morton’s Neuroma, treatment and the complications associated with surgery to remove the neuroma (nerve).
In amateur rugby, there are on average two injuries per game. It's a highly physical and demanding sport where injury rates are reported to be three times higher than in football. Mr. Jamie Arbuthnot is a highly-experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeon and treats leading rugby players at his specialist practice in Birmingham. He tells us what the most common injuries are and how they are treated.
Hand problems are very common, and sometimes surgery is the most efficient way to treat them. Mr Frederik Schreuder, consultant plastic and hand surgeon, explains what the most common hand surgeries are, the risks involved and what you can expect after hand surgery.