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.
She’s skiing down the slope carving turns, admiring the beautiful scenery of The Alps around her. Her technique is great. Others are enjoying the run too. Suddenly, the leading ski catches and she falls over.… Read More »Common Skiing Injuries | Orthopaedic Opinions Blog | Mr Vipin Asopa
Degenerative joint disease or arthritis (also known as osteoarthritis) is a very common condition. It affects approximately 8.5 million people in the UK [Versus Arthritis]. It “can affect any joint in the body. It’s most likely… Read More »Arthritis | Knee Surgery | Orthopaedic Opinions Blog | Mr Vipin Asopa
Before you start out on that run, could stopping to consider running injuries be the logical next step here? In any circumstance, including running, we will often wait until we notice pain or sustain an injury to actually really consider if there are factors we can control to try to prevent/avoid injuries.
The menisci are a pair of wonderfully crafted crescent shaped or C-shaped pads or rubbery pieces of cartilage, that provides shock absorption in the knee joint. They lie between your thigh bone (femur) and your shin bone (tibia), the medial meniscus on the inside of the knee (close to the opposite knee) and the lateral meniscus, on the outside of the knee.