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Fatigue is key risk factor in ACL injuries in young athletes

We’re all aware of the dangers of burnout in young athletes, but new research presented by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine shows has added a new and even more dangerous factor: the increased risk of ACL injuries in young athletes. We all know the damage an ACL injury can do to a sporting […]

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 […]