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The importance of weight loss when living with knee osteoarthritis

We’re all aware of the main health benefits of controlled weight loss: the decrease in the risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, there is another significant benefit of maintaining a healthy weight – the impact on our joints. It goes without saying that obesity can do serious damage to the joints, particularly the knee […]

Depression risk higher the worse knee arthritis becomes

 When you’re struggling to perform everyday tasks due to aching, painful joints, it’s no surprise that your mood will suffer. Data shows that rates of depression and anxiety can be between two and ten times greater than the rates of the general population, depending on the type of arthritis you’re suffering from. A new study […]

Ditch the golf cart if you have knee arthritis

If you’re into sport, chances are you’ve played golf. It’s often the go-to pursuit for so many retired professional sportspersons, and for obvious reasons: it allows you to stay competitive well into later life with minimal strain and stress. The health benefits are manifold, as well: it’s been estimated that you’ll be walking for over […]

Partial vs full knee replacement examined

The argument between total knee replacement and partial knee replacement is one that has been raging for some time amongst the medical community. And so far, the battle is being won by the total replacement adherents: out of the 98,147 instances of knee replacement surgeries carried out in the UK in 2016, 91% of them […]

Why are women more susceptible to ACL tears?

It’s a conundrum which has bothered sports experts for years, and it’s borne out by statistical weight: women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament. But why? A recent study conducted by Duke University in Durham, North Carolina endeavoured to solve the mystery, and their findings make […]

A new approach to lessening knee pain?

There’s a huge paradox facing the medical profession at the moment: while surgical innovations are being found all over the world, they all come at a huge cost to budgets and resources. And that dilemma is impacting on osteoarthritis professions more than most. While the techniques and procedures have come on in leaps and bounds […]

Arthritis and ageing

We are fast becoming an ageing population and, according to Arthritis Research, we’re getting even older than we think, as the average lifespan of the world’s population goes up by five whole hours every day, meaning a child born a year from today will statistically live 76 days longer than one born today. Good news […]

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Mr Jonathan Webb heads up new joint replacement service in Bristol

Bristol patients in need of hip or knee surgery now have a new joint replacement service dedicated to getting you moving as quickly as possible. Knee specialist Mr Jonathan Webb has brought together a team of experienced and expert joint surgeons to form the Joint Replacement Centre at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield. The […]

How to treat a stiff knee after replacement surgery

After going through the challenges of knee replacement surgery, there’s nothing more demoralising than becoming afflicted with knee stiffness and often patients can experience a similar lack of mobility to their pre-surgery state. Although it’s not a complication that Mr Jonathan Webb’s knee replacement patients commonly experience, it’s worth addressing. There are two main options […]