Entries by katharine

Could stem cell injections delay surgery for joint pain?

As a knee and hip replacement specialist, Simon Bridle is always keeping abreast of developments within the industry that could benefit his patients. One area that is developing and gaining a lot of attention recently is that of stem cell research, and the benefits this could bring to healing patients who are in the early […]

Hip replacement: finding your bearings

If you’re considering a joint replacement it is important to understand what will be happening to your joint and what the old bone joint will be replaced with. By understanding the different options available you can make a fully informed decision about which option is best for you. The bearing is the moving part and […]

Hip replacement – how long will it last?

When opting for any form of surgery one of the first questions patients will need to understand is how long the operation will last for. It is an important consideration when weighing up the pros and cons of whether or not to opt for a surgical solution to the problem you’re suffering with, as redoing […]

Anterior approach hip replacement – is it all it’s cracked up to be

For anyone who is considering a hip replacement, it is likely that you’ll be reading around the subject and making sure that you’re up to speed on what to expect from the procedure. There has been a flurry of news recently about the speed and efficiency of anterior hip replacements, with stories about patients having […]

Are there any risks to delaying my hip replacement procedure?

It is not unusual to wish to put off major surgery for as long as possible. As well as having concerns about the procedure itself and the associated risks, many patients are apprehensive about the necessary downtime after the surgery and the upheaval that will bring. With joint replacement surgery in particular, there is often […]

Recent joint replacement studies

Two studies on the effects of joint replacement have hit the news recently – one, from the University of Oxford, examined the long term benefits and limitations of knee replacement surgery. The second study, which gained a lot of media coverage, came from the University of East Anglia and looked at activity levels in patients […]

What you need to know about choosing a joint replacement surgeon

If you’ve been struggling with the discomfort and loss of mobility associated with arthritis of the hip and knee, then you may be contemplating a joint replacement procedure. Your choice of orthopaedic surgeon to carry out this surgery is probably the most important decision you will make. There are four important factors you should take […]

Welcome to my website

  I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee joint replacement surgery and revision. After working as a Consultant at St George’s for over 20 years, I have recently given up my NHS practice.  I am now working full time in the Private Sector and am available for consultation at a number […]