Entries by manoj

What kinds of exercises are advised after knee surgery?

Undergoing any type of surgery will generally require a period of rehabilitation during the days, weeks and months following the surgery. Exercise will often be advised to strengthen the muscles around the affected area, but it is important that you only partake in exercises recommended by your surgeon, so that you do not push your […]

Ways to delay needing a total hip or knee replacement

If you suspect that you are going to need a total hip or knee replacement, then it is sensible to start researching surgical options sooner rather than later. However, while you are doing that, there are some simple steps you can take that might delay the process and buy you a little more time. Take […]

Knee replacement surgery – reassuringly well practised

If you require knee surgery, then it is reassuring to know that you are not alone. Many people undergo this type of operation every year in the UK, and it is one of the most long standing joint replacement treatments available. Before knee replacement surgery was invented, the solution for people suffering debilitating knee conditions […]

What causes patients to require knee replacements?

There are many reasons they patients are recommended knee replacements, but the most common are arthritis or knee deformities. Arthritis There are three main culprits when it comes to arthritis and knee problems, these are post-traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Post-traumatic arthritis occurs when the knee has been subjected to external trauma, such as […]

More people are opting for hip replacements to improve their quality of life

It is well documented that Britain now has an increasing ageing population, thanks to the baby boomer generation starting to reach their retirement years. With increased age naturally comes increased wear and tear on joints, bones, muscles and ligaments. Some people will choose to ‘keep calm and carry on’ ignoring the discomfort and putting on […]

Understanding the options: Different types of hip replacements

If you are considering a hip replacement, the first starting point is to understand what your options are. Consultants like Mr Manoij Sikand offer three types of hip replacements, each of which is a slightly different approach, and the recommendation is dependent on your personal circumstances. Total hip replacement This is a surgical operation, whereby […]

How to choose your hip or knee surgeon

For many people, making the decision to undergo any type of surgery can be a daunting experience. The internet offers access to hundreds of consultants and surgeons, but if you are considering hip or knee surgery, how do you know that you are getting the best treatment from the most trustworthy source? Testimonials The first […]

Can joint replacements become infected?

Once you have undergone any kind of joint replacement, it is critical that you take good care of the joint in the weeks and months after the operation. Getting an infection in the joint site is rare (usually seen in less than 1% of cases in the first three months after surgery) but it not […]