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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 […]

New therapy could slow down bone loss after ACL reconstruction surgery

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction is a very effective procedure that can put right years of punishment on the knee, but there’s a downside – people who have undergone ACL reconstruction often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure, due to enforced inactivity and other factors. However, research from the Houston Methodist Hospital […]

How exercise can help with knee arthritis

The last thing you might feel like doing in the aftermath of a knee OA procedure is to kickstart a workout programme, but two separate studies released last month pointed out that you should only sit on the sofa with your leg up for so long. The first study – from Queen Mary University in […]

Could a low carb diet relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis?

We know all about the pros and cons of a low-carb diet: on the plus side, it’s the best way to kickstart fast weight loss – and weight loss in the best places, such as the abdomen. It also increases the levels of HDL cholesterol (the ‘good’ cholesterol), whilst decreasing blood sugar and insulin levels, […]

Higher rate of knee injuries found in female athletes after ACL reconstruction

We’ve already discussed data emanating from the USA about the higher rate of ACL injuries amongst female athletes when compared to their male counterparts – and a new study from over the Atlantic not only confirms that, but also reveals even more alarming information. According to the study, which was recently published in the American […]