Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are extremely common, and are often sustained by athletes and sports professionals. Here, London-based consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Paul Lee, tells us when and why someone would typically require ACL surgery, and reveals what would likely happen if an ACL injury is not treated promptly.
If you are planning to get the meniscus in your knee repaired you might be worried about the recovery period afterwards. We interviewed leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon Professor Paul Lee about how long it takes to get back to work or sport, what symptoms are normal in the recovery period, and to what extent you can regain your mobility after meniscus repair.
Nowadays, hip replacement recovery is faster than ever. Of course, for many people the big milestone is when you can get back to playing sports again. In this article, double board-certified consultant orthopaedic surgeon Professor Paul Lee offers his recommendations on how long to allow yourself to recover before returning to different sports, and how to get back into action safely.
A hip replacement is a life-changing operation. It can significantly improve your quality of life and you get back to the things you enjoyed. Owning to its success it has now become a routine operation in the 21 st century. If you are considering hip replacement, it’s important to know how you can support yourself during the recovery period after the surgery. Here are practical tips from Professor Paul Lee, to help your successful recovery from hip surgery.
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.
Knee pain is a common ailment and source of discomfort for the UK’s population, related to the obesity epidemic, our ageing population and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Knee pain is often attributed to osteoarthritis, with eventual treatment being a total knee replacement (TKR). However, due to low levels of patient satisfaction with this procedure, as well as poor outcomes, leading orthopaedic surgeons like Professor Paul Lee are turning to intra-articular injections to provide their patients with temporary pain relief.