Runner's knee injury

New study reveals perfect running technique to avoid runner’s knee

It might sound strange – particularly to the layperson – but the professional athlete knows how to run correctly. For most people, running – like walking – seems as it should be one of the most natural things in the world: if you’re not falling over, you must be running correctly, right? However, a new […]

hip and knee replacement combined

Joint replacement of the hip and knee does not mean an increase in short-term complications

Although they’re two very separate parts of the body, our hip and knee joints have an uncanny ability to wear out at the same time. It’s not that much of a mystery when you think about it – the deterioration of one means we tend to put excess pressure on the other when we go […]

ACL Tears in Female Athletes

Gender difference in ACL tears identified in aim to improve outcome

With female sports continuing their rise to prominence, it’s no surprise that more and more women are beginning to participate. It’s also no surprise that more participants mean more sports injuries, and the race is on to understand the particular gender-related needs of injured athletes. A new report, published in the July issue of the […]

ACL injuries in young athletes

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 […]

London knee replacement surgery

As Queen reluctant to undergo knee surgery, what does recovery in older knee replacement patients entail?

The recent news story about the Queen turning down the opportunity for knee replacement surgery in order to carry on with her forthcoming engagements gives us the ideal opportunity to discuss knee surgery in older patients. While most people the Queen’s age don’t tend to put themselves through the 200-plus engagements she goes through every […]