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Orthopaedic Opinions


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.

Orthopaedic Opinions is a Hip, Knee & Sports Injury Blog from London-based Surgeon, Mr Vipin Asopa.

Living with chronic hip and leg pain

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.

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ODEP Ratings for Joint Implants

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.

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NICE guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoarthritis

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.

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Football and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries: What you Need to Know

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.

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What is the most common skiing injury?

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.

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Common Running Injuries – Can they be Prevented?

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.

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Knee Surgery for Arthritis

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.

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BOSTAA Annual Conference, July 2022

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.

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When is hip replacement surgery necessary?

20th July 2022
Let’s explore how we know when hip surgery is required. What are the tell-tale signs that hip surgery may have become necessary?

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What happens after hip surgery?

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.

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Sustainability in Orthopaedic 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.

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Know your knee: meniscal tears

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.

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