A rupture or a tear – what’s the difference?

The terms “rupture” and “tear” tend to be used interchangeably when referring to tendon and ligament injuries. But, is there a difference? A tear can be partial or complete. When you experience a complete tear it is, essentially, the same thing as a rupture.

Total Joint Replacement for Arthritis – Yes or No?

The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. As we age, the cartilage that cushions our joints naturally starts to wear down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that speeds up cartilage loss, damaging the joint surface and causing the bones to rub together. This creates inflammation and pain.

Common tennis injuries and treatment options

With tennis season being in full swing, you may have been watching some of the Wimbledon matches in recent weeks. Tennis, like any other sport, is loved by both professional athletes as well as amateurs that enjoy playing as a way to keep fit, healthy and agile. Due to the nature of tennis though, players…

Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery Options

Minimally invasive surgery has been advancing over the past few decades, meaning that people suffering with a wide range of conditions can benefit from more sophisticated techniques that result in the same outcome but with less pain and a shorter recovery time. What minimally invasive techniques are used in orthopaedic surgery? Are you suitable for…

Dealing With Common Running Injuries

Maybe you took part in the recent London marathon. Or, perhaps you are relatively new to distance running and are building up to participate in a 5k. Whatever the event, or even if you run just to keep in shape, injury during training can be not only painful, but frustrating and disappointing too. Most running…