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 […]

knee arthritis prevention

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 and knee arthritis

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 […]

golf and knee arthritis

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 knee replacement

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 […]