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The winter workout: how to keep exercising during the winter months

Even the most committed athlete can find it harder to get off the couch and exercise during the winter months. The temptation to hibernate indoors, bask in the central heating and eat carb-heavy casseroles is almost overwhelming, but it’s just as important to get outside and get moving during the winter months as the warmer […]

When is it safe to drive? New study looks at driving after knee surgery

A new study, recently published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, looked at driving after a knee replacement procedure. Researchers in Germany found that a knee replacement on the right leg can affect the patient’s ability to make an emergency stop for over a month after their procedure. What was interesting was […]

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 […]