Entries by manoj

What causes infectious arthritis, and is it curable?

Most people have heard of arthritis, although unless they have suffered from it, or know someone who has suffered or is suffering with it, the chances are they have assumed that all arthritis is the same. This is not the case – there are in excess of 150 types of rheumatic disease that could be […]

Knee replacement surgery – common questions answered

If you have been suffering with a knee condition, the chances are you may wish to consider having an operation to correct the problem. Knee replacement surgery is an option for people who have damaged their knees significantly, usually via a sporting injury or through another type of accident. As with any type of surgery, […]

What questions should I ask at my Birmingham hip replacement consultation?

A hip replacement consultation can be quite daunting, especially if you haven’t undergone surgery before. Many people find that, whilst there are lots of questions floating around in their head before and after the consultation, when they are actually sitting in front of the surgeon who might be able to give them the answers to […]

How do I choose the best hip surgeon for me?

If you are undergoing a hip operation privately, choosing the best surgeon for the job can be a difficult process. There are lots of orthopaedic surgeons around, and it can be hard to decipher which one would be the most suitable for you. Here, Birmingham hip surgeon Mr Manoj Sikand offers some pointers on how […]

When can I fly after hip or knee surgery?

There has been a flurry of news stories recently about an elderly grandmother who was unable to fly home from Disneyland, Florida, with her family after having emergency hip replacement surgery during her trip. The airline, Virgin Atlantic, does not allow passengers to fly within ten days of surgery. According to the article in the […]

Study shows patients benefit from education prior to hip surgery

A study presented at the February meeting of the American Association of Physical Therapy has shown that giving patients one-on-one counselling with a physiotherapist and access to a custom web portal before knee or hip replacement surgery is beneficial in terms of preparing them for surgery and its aftermath. Patient education Whilst Birmingham hip surgeon […]

When to think about revision hip replacement

Like any surgery, total hip replacement has its risks, and one of the risks is that the procedure may need to be revised at a later date. These days, artificial hips are designed to last for between 20 and 30 years, so you can usually expect to be free from hip pain for some time […]

Hip procedures explained

When most people hear ‘hip operation’ they think hip replacement, but – perhaps not surprisingly – it’s a bit more complicated than that. If you’re suffering from hip problems that are affecting your ability to carry out everyday tasks, then hip surgery might be necessary, but which operation you have will depend on a number […]

Hip procedures explained

When most people hear “hip operation” they think hip replacement, but – perhaps not surprisingly – it’s a bit more complicated than that. If you’re suffering from hip problems that are affecting your ability to carry out everyday tasks, then hip surgery might be necessary, but which operation you have will depend on a number […]

Why might you need knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is perhaps a less well-known procedure than hip replacement, but since the operation was first performed in the late 1960s it has become one of the most successful of all joint replacement procedures. There are many reasons why patients come to Mr Manoj Sikand for knee replacement in Birmingham, but these are […]