Famous athletes with knee replacements

It’s a fact that joint surgery is exclusively reserved for the elderly. Right? Wrong. While it’s true that joint replacement patients do tend to be older, younger people are increasingly seeing it as a viable treatment option. Among these younger people are, in particular, sportspeople. These famous athletes with knee replacements often want to prolong…

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Smoking and cataract surgery – a guide

We’ve all heard of the dangers that smoking poses to our health. Heart and lung diseases, diabetes and stroke to name just a few, but did you know about the link between smoking and cataract surgery? Join us as we look at the risks and dangers smoking can pose to your eye health while offering…

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The risks and benefits of cataract surgery

If a patient is suffering from cataracts, the most effective treatment is to undergo surgery. This involves replacing the cloudy lens inside the eye with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is considered a safe procedure with a high success rate. However, as with any type of surgery, there are risks. Join us as we explore…

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Questions to ask before knee replacement surgery

Although considered a safe operation by doctors, if you’re planning to have knee surgery, it’s likely you have a lot you want to discuss. Join us as we explore popular questions to ask before knee replacement surgery.

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Choosing the best cataract lens type for you

With around 330,000 cataract surgeries performed each year in the UK, the procedure is perhaps more common than you might think. This means, if you or someone you know is affected by cataracts, it’s vital to choose the right cataract lens type for the operation. Read on as we take a look at all the…

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There’s no need to be SAD: how to beat seasonal depression

As we slip back into our woolly jumpers, the season change can have a negative effect on our mood. The winter blues are also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can affect everyone differently. Find tips and advice on how to beat SAD… What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? SAD is usually experienced through the…

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What vision looks like with cataracts

Cataracts can be a huge inconvenience, negatively affecting the lives of people across the world. Learning as much as you can about the eye condition can help you recognise the symptoms. Join us as we attempt to illustrate what vision would look like with cataracts.

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How much does a knee replacement cost?

Pain in your knees can be debilitating. It can even stop you from carrying out everyday chores and activities like driving, walking, and climbing the stairs. In some cases, knee pain can be so bad it disrupts your sleep. If you’ve been suffering from a painful knee, it may be time to think about surgery….

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Sport & exercise after hip replacement

After undergoing a hip replacement, many people are keen to return to the same levels of activity they enjoyed before. In this article, we take a look at the expectations and explore the when, what, and how behind returning to sport and exercise after a hip replacement.

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What is total hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures in the UK. The surgeon replaces a painful arthritic hip with an artificial joint. This is made from components and combinations of metal, plastic or ceramic.

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