Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition affecting the hand and fingers, which can leave the patient unable to straighten their fingers. Experienced orthopaedic surgeon Mr Andrew Fitzgerald explains.
Meniscus tears are more common in people who play sports that involve a lot of pivoting and twisting, from football to tennis. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Trikha what a meniscus tear feels like and how it can be treated.
Has it been over a month and you're worried that your ankle sprain isn't healing at all? There could be more damage to the joint than what you realise. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Dean Michael explains what to do if you're ankle injury isn't improving and when surgery is necessary.
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.
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.
When recovering from hip replacement surgery, there's a number of factors that will determine how speedy recovery can be. The level of physiotherapy postoperation is very important. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Dean Michael explains more.
An injured tendon causes complaints of pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected area. Many famous athletes such as Rafael Nadal enhance recovery from their own sports injuries by using platelet rich plasma injections. Read more from one of our expert orthopaedic surgeons Mr Peter Peev on how the therapy works and what to expect.
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.
We know that office work makes us sedentary, not to mention causing back problems in the long-term. Did you know it can cause elbow problems as well? In this article we asked experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ioannis Polyzois to explain how tennis elbow can affect office workers – and what you can do about it.
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.