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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 […]

How a knee joint injury leads to knee arthritis

With Dylan Hartley being ruled out of the Six Nations with what his club called ‘grumbly knee’ and his doctor pinpointed as something worse, the spotlight shines once again on sporting knee injuries – and their knock-on effects. And a new study bears out the undeniable link between knee injuries of today and the problems […]

Could your knee heal itself?

With an ageing population that doesn’t – or isn’t allowed to – slow down as they get older, there’s never been more time, expertise and effort being exerted into the problem of knee osteoarthritis. Barely a month goes by these days without a new development in this area, but the latest research has raked up […]