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Benefits of enhanced recovery after joint replacement surgery

Following the results of an in-depth study of 4,500 patients in the recovery period following knee and hip replacement surgery, there is robust evidence to support the theory that an enhanced recovery plan is the best approach to a successful recovery. What is enhanced recovery? An enhanced recovery plan is one where patients will be […]

How to choose your joint replacement surgeon

When you’re considering joint replacement, it is important to choose the best surgeon for the job. So how do you go about this? You will first want to read around the procedure so that you fully understand what you’re signing up for, and then you’ll want to start researching where you can have the operation […]

Bursitis or arthritis – what’s causing your hip pain?

Aches and pains in the joints – particularly knees and hips – as you get older are something that we all expect and many of us choose to live with. Depending on the cause of hip pain, this is sometimes an acceptable choice, but more often than not it could be delaying treatment for a […]

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 […]