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New therapies being developed to treat arthritis in the future

Osteoarthritis continues to be one of the most common physical ailments to affect an already-ageing population, but an array of new treatments and potential arthritis therapies have been unveiled already this year. Some are still at the trial stage, while others are already being used around the world. Here are three ventures which could be […]

Looking at the ACL reconstruction long-term success

Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament surgery is considered the gold standard treatment for ruptures of the ACL. Without this intervention, it is commonly thought that this injury can lead to functional knee problems such as instability, pain, associated meniscal injuries and, eventually, develop into osteoarthritis that can greatly impact on quality of life. Among all the […]

Ski season 2018: how to avoid Skier’s Knee

The good news: ski season is in full swing. The bad news: according to a recent survey conducted by ABTA – the UK’s largest travel association – nearly three in ten Brits who take ski holidays have admitted that they never check that their travel insurance includes ski injuries. And the older you are, the […]

Diet & Detox: the best approach to dealing with knee osteoarthritis

It’s January; a time of fresh starts and new resolutions and a recent report from the Radiological Society of North America is further proof that adhering to the right diet and taking a prudent approach to healthy living is not just for the first few weeks of the new year. The study, the results of […]

Retired pro footballers found to be at higher risk of developing knee osteoarthritis

Recent research from the University of Nottingham has confirmed that retired professional footballers are far more prone to develop knee pain and osteoarthritis and face problems with their knees earlier in life than the average person, with increased rate of total knee replacement surgery performed at some point. The research was led by Dr Gwen […]

Rugby union players more likely to develop knee arthritis

We all know what a tough code rugby union is, but a new study – led by the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis at the University of Oxford – has spelled out just how gruelling it is. Researchers discovered that rugby players aged 50 and above were more likely to suffer from physician-diagnosed osteoarthritis, site-specific joint […]

Increased risk of ACL reconstruction in young athletes

Two new studies conducted in Scandinavia have further confirmed something the sports medicine community is all too aware of: that the boom in sporting activity amongst the young could be storing up a heap of long-term problems. According to one study, conducted by Oslo University Hospital, adolescents who participate in both level I sports such […]

English rugby clubs to take part in concussion study

Even more eyes than normal will be on this year’s rugby season with researchers from the University of Birmingham analysing play in a bid to develop a pitch-side test to quickly and accurately evaluate whether a player has been concussed. Although not the usual rugby injury that orthopaedic knee specialist Mr Jonathan Webb treats in […]