Understandably, an injury can feel like a huge disappointment for any sports player or athlete. This potentially minor or major complication can form a range of emotional responses, often negative, which can lead to anger, denial and depression. Sports medicine specialist Dr John Tanner clarifies the significance of mental health in recovery.
Regenerative medicine – medicine which helps the body to heal itself – is a rapidly-developing field. In the UK you can find qualified specialists offering biological therapies such as platelet-rich plasma, scaffolding and tissue bio-glue, all of which aid the healing process in different ways. We interviewed leading consultant in regenerative medicine Professor Paul Lee to find out how far the technology has progressed in recent years, how these different therapies work, and how often they can be used.
A dislocated knee is a common injury that usually takes up to six weeks to heal. You'll know once it's happened because it's very painful and you will find it difficult to walk immediately. Sports medicine specialist Professor Paul Lee explains how a dislocated knee is diagnosed, treated and how it can be prevented.
Stem cell is changing the future of medicine. The therapy may be used to replace cells and tissues that have been damaged due to disease such as osteoarthritis. Expert orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Mr Paul Lee explains how he uses them to repair bone and muscle damage.
Regenerative medicine is a modern field of medicine based on the principle of regenerating biological tissue in the patient to replace, repair, and improve cells that have been affected by injury or disease. In order to manipulate tissue regeneration, doctors use biological scaffolds. But what are these devices and how do they work? Sports medicine specialist and expert Professor Paul Lee is here to explain:
What is the best way to assess your fitness – and create a training plan personalised to your needs? We spoke to leading sports medicine specialist Dr Ralph Rogers about how metabolic performance testing works and what it can tell you.
Platelet rich plasma promises enhanced recovery from knee injuries and an alternative to surgery. However, it’s still an emerging treatment for knee injuries, so as a patient it’s important to understand how it works and how to navigate the options on offer. We asked leading sports medicine specialist Professor Paul Lee the key questions: what conditions PRP can be used to treat? What treatments it can be combined with? And what patients should be aware of when choosing a clinic?
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.
The health benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle are well recognised. In children and teenagers, participating in sports can build confidence and maintain fitness. In adults, regular exercise can help to avoid depression, obesity, cardiac disease and diabetes. However, all sports do risk injury. In this article Mr William Bartlett explains which sports injuries occur most commonly and why.
One of the latest advances in regenerative medicine, Lipogems injections, is now available at an increasing number of clinics across the UK, promising a new way to treat osteoarthritis without surgery. In this article, leading sports medicine specialist Dr Ralph Rogers has written a patient guide to Lipogems, covering how it works, who it’s suitable for, and how long the results last.