More than a quarter of British workers suffer from painful knees, according to recent figures. For those under 55, a knee replacement is not possible because they can wear out and need to be redone. Brian …View full news story
More than a quarter of British workers suffer from painful knees, according to recent figures. For those under 55, a knee replacement is not possible because they can wear out and need to be redone. Brian Douglas, 53, a racecourse facilities manager from Harrogate, had a new alternative procedure. THE PATIENT Living in the YorkshireContinue Reading
A NEW device that works like a car’s shock absorber could help thousands of people affected by osteoarthritis. The spring-loaded implant is surgically attached to the bones above and below the knee joint. As the foot hits the ground the device, called the KineSpring, soaks up much of the impact, taking the load off damagedContinue Reading
Knee injuries are the most common major injury sustained by skiers They account for around a third of all ski injuries, with the ligaments most commonly affected. The most serious knee ligament injury is a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which results in problems with twisting and a high risk of the kneeContinue Reading
Nick London travelled to two Arthroplasty Masterclass courses to teach with three other specialists on the Faculty of Knee replacement courses in Gothenburg and Copenhagen. Topic covered by these inter-active training courses included ‘knee replacement in the young patient with severe arthritis’, ‘patient specific instrumentation for uni-compartmental knee replacement [ZUK PSI]/total knee replacement, complex kneeContinue Reading
Nick London had a paper presented at the World Sports Trauma Congress 2012 by his previous Knee Fellow, Jon Smith, on the results of a large series of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in children and skeletally immature adolescents. The outcomes of surgery have been very promising using hamstring grafts via an ‘adult type technique’.
Nick London was invited by the British Association of Surgery for the Knee to speak at this international conference in London this week. He took part in an educational session covering high tibial osteotomy, KineSpring load absorber treatment and answered questions on the clinical experience of the device.
Travelled to Lucerne to teach as Faculty on a Surgical Technique Course for the KineSpring load absorber. This is a regular course for Specialist Surgeons from across Europe to be trained in the surgical technique and patient selection for the load absorber treatment.
Nick London was invited to give a lecture on the KineSpring load absorber at the London Knee Meeting on the 17th October 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Conference in London and debated its advantages compared to high tibial osteotomy for carefully selected patients.
Mr Calder was invited to teach at the NSTC (Newcastle Surgical Training Centre), at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, with Professor David Deehan.
Mr Calder spent the evening lecturing and discussing the management of knee problems with a group of 40 general practitioners, at Weetwood Hall, Leeds.