ORTHOPAEDIC OPINIONS BLOG
Mr Asopa is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hip surgery, knee surgery and sports injuries. This blog has been written to answer your questions and to discuss pain, injury, surgery, arthritis and much more. Explore blog posts created by Mr Asopa and guest bloggers.
15th September 2023
Orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists work collaboratively to provide the best possible care for patients.
20th August 2023
In a previous blog I discussed that, as careful as we are, injuries can sometimes occur whilst running. There are a number of running injuries that can affect the knee, including fat pad injuries.
23rd July 2023
The direct anterior approach (DAA) for total hip replacement is a surgical technique that involves the surgeon accessing the hip joint from the front of the body, as opposed to the side or back. This approach has gained popularity in recent years because it is associated with several potential benefits for patients.
26th June 2023
Often when someone has orthopaedic surgery planned, they will have been told that they need to strength train before surgery. This is common for knee surgery, including a knee replacement, ACL reconstruction or meniscal surgery. In this blog, guest blogger Dan Matkin tells us more about strength and conditioning before and after surgery.
23rd June 2023
Mr Asopa’s patient tells us about his knee surgery, the recovery process, and going on a much-anticipated ski trip after worrying that his injury and the planned surgery might have an effect on his ability to ski in the future.
30th May 2023
There are a number of possible structures in the knee that can be injured, with a meniscal tear being one of these potential injuries. The menisci are best described as crescent-shaped rings located in the knee joint, triangular in cross-section and made up of collagen.
23rd May 2023
There are many quick and varied movements that a tennis player will make. This includes turns, stops, jumps and twists; all of which can put a lot of stress on your hips and knees. There are a number of injuries that can therefore occur as a result.
23rd March 2023
Our guest blogger tells us how she has adapted to day-to-day life after being diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis. In this blog she explains more about her hip and leg pain, and the changes she made to her routine.
16th March 2023
The Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) is made up of clinical and non-clinical experts who collectively provide ratings on the strength of evidence supporting the performance of orthopaedic implants. This includes hip and knee replacements. Find out more in this joint implant blog.
15th March 2023
These are the recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis. The BMJ (British Medical Journal), have recently published an article on these latest recommendations, which I have summarised in this blog.
7th February 2023
Both the Women’s Super League (WSL) and the Premier League are seeing a high proportion of players sustaining injuries. Amongst these are Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sprains and tears. Mr Asopa gives us some key facts regarding ACL injuries.
3rd February 2023
The knee is the most common area of the body to be injured when skiing, accounting for around one third of all skiing injuries. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are at the top of that list of the most likely structure to be injured in the knee.
14th November 2022
This blog considers whether there is anything we can do as individuals to minimise the chance of sustaining a running injury. By being equipped with the knowledge of possible running injuries and how to reduce the chances of them, you can then focus on enjoying your running.
5th November 2022
In this blog, I explore osteoarthritis of the knee, one of the most common joints affected by osteoarthritis. I explore the possible treatment options, including knee surgery.
26th July 2022
This month I went to the annual BOSTAA (British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association) conference in Central London, of which I am a member. This blog explores the themes discussed at the conference.
19th July 2022
If you are undergoing hip surgery soon, or are contemplating it in the near future and worried about whether you will be able to cope with its consequences as your body is struggling, then this blog will hopefully give you information that is thoughtworthy and provide reassurance about what to expect after surgery.
15th July 2022
I recently presented at the EFORT Congress in Lisbon on the topic of the three elements of sustainability in orthopaedic practice. Discover more about what we discussed.
9th July 2022
Well, have you ever experienced an awkward twist when getting up from a chair? Quite interesting to find that the twisting of the knee, aggressive pivoting or sudden stops and turns, even kneeling, deep squatting or lifting something heavy can result in a torn meniscus. Read the blog to find out more.