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
The anterior cruciate ligament, is a ligament in the human knee which is responsible for restraining force to tibia displacement of the knee flexion. Read more
We all want to lead a happy and healthy way of life, but unfortunately it often happens that we are not satisfied with the quality of medical services we receive. In such cases we start searching for alternatives and often choose private hospitals. 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
The National Health Service is the public health care system of the UK created in 1946. It functions on the taxes of its citizens and offers all sorts of medical services for free with minor exceptions. It sounds like a fair deal but is it really? Actually, the cost remains the main and often the only reason why people decide to stay with the NHS. Read more
It is not a secret that the best outcome of surgery and rehabilitation happens when the patient is healthy and mentally ready. Luckily, in most cases orthopaedic surgery is planned in advance and the patient has a chance to prepare for it. 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
Latvia is one of the three Baltic countries, which announced its independence in 1991 and joined the European Union in 2004. Despite the relatively small territory it has a rich culture and traditions, but not only in literature or architecture. Read more
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction or ACL is a wide-spread surgery, which is conducted to replace the anterior cruciate ligament after an injury. Read more
Medical tourism is the process of traveling cross-border in order to obtain medical care. There might be many reasons why people decide to do it: lack of possibilities in their home country or long waiting lists, lower costs and compensations by insurance companies if travelling abroad. Read more
The disease of the generation
Arthritis is becoming a common problem for people of all ages, occupations and countries of residence. Read more
ACL reconstruction is considered a very simple and wide-spread surgery. Its aim is to give the knee functional stability, which had been previously lost. 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