Preparing for surgery

When you are considering elective surgery such as a total hip of knee replacement, we know the fitter you go into surgery, the better your post operative recovery will be. You might find this video useful: We have some tests that we do to help determine outcome and best advise you on the next step. […]

Continuing Your Recovery Post a Total Knee Replacement: weeks 2-4

Thoughts for the next few weeks: “Exercise is medicine and this is my daily dose” “Each day I get better and better” “Recovery is a process” Things should be starting to improve. In my experience of working with patients, from being sore most of the time, there are good times in the day, patients still […]

Recovery Post a Total Hip Replacement

Patients post a hip replacement do well. One of the risks post a hip replacement is a dislocation. To help prevent this we have put some precautions in place to help prevent this. These precautions are in place for the first 3 months (unless otherwise indicated). In hospital you did exercises with the physio. In […]

Osteoarthritis and Obesity: more than just load through the joints

Causes of osteoarthritis (OA) can be from mechanical causes (a previous injury or trauma to the joint), metabolic and inflammatory factors. We have all heard the old adage “running is bad for you knees”, and it has been repeated many times to me. Yet if I look at a cross section of my patients there […]

Get off your Butt to manage your knee pain

In this article we will look at 3 common knee conditions- patella femoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and osteoarthritis of the knee. These are all non-traumatic injuries of the knee which can be affected by load. In most injuries we need to assess load as this directs our management. Do we need to manage […]

Weight loss and exercise is best for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Today 12 October 2017 Is World Arthritis Day What is osteoarthritis? What we know about osteoarthritis (OA) is that it there are changes in the articular cartilage that covers the end of the bones. Osteoarthritis is driven by biomechanical and pro-inflammatory process. Osteoarthrits typically occurs in load bearing joints e.g. back, hips, knees and ankles. […]