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World Rugby launches new exercise programme developed to reduce rugby injuries

We’re all enjoying the Rugby World Cup, but it’s also good to see that the powers-that-be haven’t given themselves a month off and are addressing some major issues in the sport. And the biggest one of all is injury prevention. We’ve already discussed the new trials introduced by World Rugby last month, and now – […]

Why your quads matter in ACL rehab

We’re all aware that knee injuries are far and away the most common serious injury in the Union code, especially ACL tears. It’s the price we pay for the sport we play: unlike other codes, Union is a succession of grind-it-out, stop-and-start plays which put huge amount of stress on the knees. Consider the way […]

World Rugby introduce six trials aimed at reducing rugby injury rates

We’re all getting ready for the Rugby World Cup at the end of the month, obviously – but while us fans are working out how to reorganise our sleep patterns right through to the beginning of November, the game has its eye firmly on the future. After a comprehensive evaluation of the sport and its […]

Robotic-assisted knee replacement now available for Mr Webb’s Bristol patients

Knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone constant improvement since this type of orthopaedic surgery was first performed. The introduction of robotic-arm assisted technology is the latest development in this field and Mr Jonathan Webb is delighted to be able to offer this innovative technology to his patients. He has been performing this surgery since […]

New mini MRI scanner could improve knee injury diagnosis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: it’s a thing of medical brilliance. A large tube packed with strong magnets that shoot out radio waves, its ability to safely and effectively visualise tissue has transformed the field of medical diagnosis since its development in the 1970s. An MRI scan can get to almost any part of our bodies, particularly […]

Now you can predict if your knee replacement will last

Out of the many factors that can determine whether a knee replacement surgery procedure will work, one of the most important issues is the timing of the operation. While other considerations also have an impact – such as age, weight, health, mobility and levels of pain – the stage of your life that you’re in […]

The best – and the worst – knee replacements have been revealed

Due to an ageing yet active population and a leap in technology, more and more people are being given knee replacements. Patients are understandably more concerned with the skill and experience of their surgeon, but there is also a range of different prosthetic implants that can be used. Now, a large-scale UK study has been […]

Contraceptive pill could help protect women from ACL knee injuries

Everyone in the sports medicine community is aware that, due to a combination of hormonal and physiological reasons, women are far more prone to female ACL injury, but the truth is far more jaw-dropping:  women are actually eight to ten times more likely to suffer from an ACL injury than men. The knock-on effects are […]