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If at first you don’t succeed… An expert’s guide to revision hip replacement

Our hips are essential for our ability to walk. If something happens this joint, the impact on our lives is huge. For this reason, many patients opt for hip replacement procedures, which install a prosthetic joint. However, sometimes this is not the end of the problem. We asked accomplished orthopaedic surgeon Mr Julian Gilbody why some patients need a revision hip replacement and what causes their first procedure to fail.

Trigeminal neuralgia – how ‘the worst pain known to man’ can be managed

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is located on the face. It is described as being brief, short-lasting episodes of pain that are electrical or stabbing in nature in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve on the face. This is an extremely debilitating condition and it is one that Dr Jim Blackburn, a pain medicine specialist, is an expert in diagnosing and treating.

Who needs a knee replacement?

As we get older, our bodies suffer wear and tear, and many people may find their knees suffering due to arthritis or injury. Eventually, this can become so problematic that the best option is to replace the knee. But what exactly is a knee replacement? Who needs one? Are there different types of knee replacement and what are the alternatives? Expert consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr John Targett provides the answers.

The most common sports injuries and why they happen

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.

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