New year is a time when many of us carry out a bit of a “life audit”, looking at what is working in our lives and what we would like to change. Health and wellbeing often features on the list but not always in the number one slot.
Broken bones tend to be more common in the winter months, or when doing activities that are on snow or ice. A 2016 study into hip fractures from the national hip fracture database (Diurnal and seasonal patterns in presentations with hip fracture, published in November 2016 in Age and Ageing) reported a 15.6% increase in…Details
If you are in severe pain or experiencing worsening loss of mobility due to osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions, you may be focusing on preparing for your surgery and you may not be able to think much beyond that date.
More than 70,000 knee replacements are performed every year in England and Wales and the number is continuing to rise. Knee replacement surgery is a routine procedure for people with severe knee pain. However, some of the patients we see are anxious about the idea of being given prosthetic implants and we understand that the…Details