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Are there any risks if I choose to delay knee replacement surgery?

Over time the knee joint becomes worn and damaged, as the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones and allows them to slide smoothly over each other as you walk, run or stand, starts to disintegrate. You may have severe pain, swelling and stiffness and easy movement is affected. Often patients visiting Mr Jonathan Webb’s […]

How do I choose the right knee surgeon?

More and more of us are requiring some form of knee surgery or treatment at some point in our lives – more than 70,000 knee replacements are carried out in England and Wales every year and that number is on the rise. Pain and lack of mobility associated with knee problems can greatly impact quality […]

Obesity linked to rise in knee replacement surgery

For those desperate to shift the pounds so they can become healthier and more active, life can sometimes seem a vicious cycle. Increased weight puts pressure on the knee, causing discomfort, and wear and tear, meaning exercise can be too painful. Not being able to exercise, though, usually leads to increased weight and more pressure […]

Rugby World Cup means more attention on rugby injuries

The drama and spectacle of the opening ceremony, the relief of England opening the competition with a win against Fiji, the shock and awe of Japan’s showing against the mighty Springboks; this World Cup looks set to be a fantastic display of world-class rugby and it’s a good time to take a look at rugby […]

When can I play again?

The recent high profile injuries to players preparing for the Rugby World Cup highlights the vexed question of when can I play after an injury. Rupture of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament remains a significant knee injury but with modern techniques of surgery and rehabilitation there should be a high expectation that players can return to […]

Is running really bad for you?

There is a bit of a myth about whether running is bad for you. If your joint is healthy and has never had an injury before then, provided you are fit and strong enough, running is good for you. All joints work better when they are being used. The shock absorbing lining of the joint […]

Intimate at The Ivy

Jonathan was invited to take part in a series of informal interviews at The Ivy Club, Soho, by Dr Harry Brunjes. The evening raised over £640 for The Injured Players Foundation, and it was great to see so many familiar faces, as well as meeting people interested in finding out more about Jonathan’s career. Jonathan […]

Fortius International Sports Injury Conference

Jonathan is a founding member of the Fortius Clinic, an orthopaedic and sports injury clinic in central London. This October Fortius are holding the Fortius International Sports Injury Conference (FISIC), at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, at which Jonathan will be speaking. The conference is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, physios and sports […]

The silk solution to knee replacement surgery

An ageing population, rising levels of obesity and more desk-bound jobs are behind the ever-growing rise in knee replacement surgery in the UK. It is estimated that more than 90,000 British men and women a year require knee replacement surgery to combat arthritis and joint pain. Part of this growth has been the rise in […]