Everything You Need To Know About Knee Dislocations

  What is a knee dislocation? A knee dislocation is a common injury in the UK that typically takes about six weeks to heal. Knee dislocations are most often caused by a sudden change in direction or sudden blow to the knee. It is a very common injury in impact sports or activities like dancing. […]

What Is Hip Resurfacing?

  If you have arthritis in your hip, you might be a candidate for a hip replacement or a hip resurfacing. We have covered a typical hip replacement on our blog before and so if you’d like to know more about those, please take a look at that article. Hip resurfacing is similar to a […]

Symptoms of Knee Arthritis

  Three types of arthritis can affect the knee: osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is possible to have more than one of these types of arthritis in your knee, although it is more common to only have one. Although each of these types of arthritis is different, they have similar symptoms, and these […]

Everything You Need To Know About Knee Bursitis

  What is knee bursitis? Bursitis affects something called the bursa which is a fluid filled sac that holds lubricating fluid for a joint. This sac is located between tissues like bone, tendons, muscle and skin. Its job is to reduce friction, rubbing and irritation within the joint. What are the causes of knee bursitis? […]

What You Need To Know About A Broken Hip

  The types of broken hip Typically, a broken hip occurs in the ball portion of the hip joint (the top of your femur). They can occur in different places though and sometimes the femur or the socket can become fractured. In all, there are 3 different types of breaks that can occur in your […]

Snapping Hip Syndrome

  What is snapping hip syndrome? This condition is often called dancers hip as it affects dancers and athletes, but it can affect just about anyone. In most cases of the condition, it is an annoyance rather than anything more serious. The only symptom for most people is a snapping sensation of the hip. This […]

Knee Tendonitis

  What is knee tendonitis? Knee tendonitis is an injury to the tendon that connects your kneecap to your shinbone. It is also known as patellar tendonitis, patella being the name of said tendon. This tendon works with the muscles at the front of your thigh to extend your knee, allowing you to run, kick […]

Medial Knee Pain

  Medial knee pain is a pain that occurs on the inner side of your knee and can be related to a couple of conditions. The pain can come on gradually or instantly, depending on the cause of the pain. You may notice a restriction in the movement in your knee, a sharp pain or […]

Hip Arthritis

  What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis, but there are many forms of the condition. It is known as degenerative joint disease or sometimes age-related arthritis as it is more likely to develop with age. Arthritis actually means “joint inflammation” as this is a common symptom of the […]

What Is Knee Ligament Reconstruction?

  When the bands of elastic connective tissue (ligaments) in your knee become damaged, it can leave the knee feeling unstable. The ligaments give your knee support and limit its movement, when they become damaged, they can not do their job as well. Typically, this type of injury occurs while playing sport and can restrict […]

What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

  Many people have heard of knee arthroscopy; a small camera is inserted into the knee to find a cause to an issue. Hip arthroscopy is the same thing; it is a relatively minimal invasive operation that allows surgeons to look into your hip joint and find a cause to your pain. After they have […]

Total Hip Replacement

  A hip replacement is a surgery that is quite common in the UK. Typically hip replacement surgery involves replacing either the ball or the socket of the joint with an artificial replica. However, a total hip replacement is replacing both of these parts with these artificial models known as prosthetics. This surgery can be […]