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Why do people fear knee replacements more than hip replacements?

It’s true that people who are in need of a knee replacement due to knee arthritis are often more concerned about the operation than those who need their hip replaced. While it is perfectly normal to have concerns before any operation, knee replacements, when performed by an experienced knee surgeon, will have reliable results. We asked Mr Manoj Sood about the different concerns that people have before knee replacement surgery.

The most common hand and wrist injuries in sport

Most sports, particularly those involving balls and rackets involve some kind of contact with the hands and fingers. Some sports such as basketball or netball are prone to more hand injuries. It’s quite easy to injure, fracture or dislocate the fingers or knuckles with these sports. If pain and swelling don’t go away after a few days of rest, ice and anti-inflammatories, you should have your fingers or hand checked with an x-ray. Injured joints can stiffen very quickly, and once stiff, are difficult to get back to normal. Orthopaedic surgeon Miss Tanaya Sarkhel tells us more about common hand and wrist injuries.

How to protect your hip while running

Running is one of the easiest sports to get into and is great for your fitness levels and heart health. Unfortunately, running can also often result in hip injuries – which left untreated, can cause real problems down the road. We interviewed expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Rishi Chana to find out how exactly running leads to hip injury, and what you can do to protect yourself.

How is articular cartilage repaired?

Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal themselves after injury. However, one part of our body that does not heal as easily is our cartilage. A bad sports injury can tear or otherwise damage the cartilage in your joints, such as in the knee joint. So when does cartilage need repairing, and how is it repaired? We asked leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Jamie Arbuthnot.

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