Osteoarthritis in the knee has traditionally been managed with steroid injections to relieve pain, and in the end stage, a knee replacement. For younger patients neither of these treatments are ideal in the long term, so could a new treatment called the nStride injection offer a solution? We asked leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Charles Willis-Owen how the nStride injection works and how it differs from other therapies.
Keyhole surgery techniques have revolutionized many areas of medicine, from knee and shoulder repair to stomach surgery and gallbladder removal. When it comes to the hip, keyhole surgery – or arthroscopy – has made a whole range of procedures easier and safer. We spoke to leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Sujith Konan to find out how hip arthroscopy works, what benefits it offers over open surgery and what conditions it can be used for.
Fractures of the wrist are one of the most common fractures to occur and they happen in all age groups. There are different bones in the wrist which can be fractured. Mr James Nicholl, a top hand and wrist surgeon, explains what a broken wrist feels like, the different types and how they must be treated.
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.
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.