The Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL is one of the ligaments that hold the knee together. If it gets stretched, torn or otherwise damaged the knee joint loses its integrity and even something as simple as walking becomes virtually impossible. Athletes are commonly struck down with ACL injuries although non-athletes suffer their fair share of ACL injuries too. It’s possible that if damage to the ACL was minimal that it may heal on its own over time with the help of rest and physical therapy. However, if the ligament is actually torn you’ll need to undergo surgery and ACL reconstruction rehabilitation.
Undergoing knee replacement is a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Keys to the success of your knee replacement surgery are finding the right surgeon to perform it and the right clinic where you can have it done. There are a lot of orthopaedic surgeons out there and many of them do fine work. But how to find the best knee surgeon if you’ve never done anything like this before? The answer is that you’ll need to be patient and methodical and adhere to the basic process we’ll lay out below.
One of the questions we get most often from patients is this: “Can you ever run after a hip replacement?” While we’d like to be able to provide a single definitive “Yes” or “No” answer it turns out it’s not as simple as all that. You might be able to, or you might not. That’s because the wear and tear tests the prosthesis is subjected to by the manufacturer cannot hope to perfectly match the stresses that will be brought to bear on the new joint by different individuals of different ages and different weights with radically different walks. As a result a definitive answer remains elusive.
Hip replacement surgery is among the most common types of surgery performed in the UK. In fact nearly 70,000 people in the UK elect to undergo hip replacement every year and for good reason.
For those who have suffered through years of pain and immobility brought on by arthritis, congenital bone diseases, accident or age hip replacement surgery can be a life-altering procedure that restores full range of motion and frees them of the often excruciating pain that comes with diseased or damaged joints.
Exercise after hip replacement surgery is crucial. Without it the muscles surrounding the hip joint will never have an opportunity to regain their proper strength and flexibility and the new joint is likely to fail, leading to serious complications.
The knee joint is one of the most important in the body, but most people don’t give it a second thought until it begins to break down. There are a number of reasons it may do so, including a torn meniscus, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and age. Read more
Knee replacement is one of the most common forms of joint replacement surgery. In North America and Europe alone approximately 1.5 million knee replacements are performed every year and that number is expected to double in the coming decade as the populations in these areas continue to age. Read more
In the weeks and months following total knee replacement you’ll need to double down on your commitment to recovery and that starts with exercising. If you came home after surgery and simply laid on the couch with your feet up for 3 months at the end of that time your knee would not be strong enough to support your weight. Read more
While knee replacement surgery has become almost commonplace the fact is that any surgeon worth their salt will try and discourage you from going under the knife until you’ve exhausted all your other options first. And that’s the way it should be. Read more
Every year thousands of patients choose hip replacement surgery as an alternative to medical therapy, which often proves to be ineffective. However, many people underestimate the importance of following all the rules and guidelines provided by their doctor, which can sometimes prolong their hospital stay and their recovery process. Read more
According to statistics, every year the number of people suffering from arthritis grows, especially amongst those, who are over 60 years of age. According to WHO, 10% of men and 18% of women in this age group suffer from moderate and severe forms of osteoarthritis, which greatly influences their overall quality of life. Read more
Knee replacement surgery has gained more and more popularity over the years and is indicated to those whose conditions and pain can’t be treated in a conservative way. Read more
It is difficult to underestimate the power of rehabilitation. In many cases it is as equally important as the surgery itself. Orthopaedic surgeries are not an exception and we will describe the main exercises, which are indicated for patients, who have had a hip replacement. Read more
Hip replacement surgery is a lifesaver for those who don’t want to put up with constant pain and limitations. This type of procedure will bring relief and very soon you will be able to get back to normal activities. Read more
Nowadays medical tourism is gaining popularity and more and more people leave their country of residence in order to get medical services of a higher quality and a lower cost. Read more