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Hemoperitoneum: Internal Bleeding in the Peritoneal Cavity

Hemoperitoneum: Internal Bleeding in the Peritoneal Cavity

Hemoperitoneum is the medical term for a specific type of internal bleeding, where the patient presents with a pooling of blood in the peritoneal cavity. This cavity is a small area located between the inner wall of the abdomen and the internal abdominal organs. The...

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament is a major stabilising ligament in the knee. The strong, rope-like structure is located in the middle of the knee and runs from the femur to the tibia. Unfortunately, tearing to this ligament does not usually heal, which can lead to the...

Knee Ligament Surgery

Knee Ligament Surgery

Knee ligament surgery is a reconstructive procedure that can be required due to tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. The ACL is the band of tissue at the knee joint which connects the shin bone to the thigh bone. It provides structure and helps to...

Bone Health and Mobility

Bone Health and Mobility

Physical health is often taken for granted by the young and mobile. It is as people get older, into their forties and beyond, that many start to feel the tell-tale aches and pains of declining bone health. Thankfully, the stiffness and soreness that used to be an...

The Innovations That Are Changing Orthopaedic Surgery

The Innovations That Are Changing Orthopaedic Surgery

Aches and pains can begin to show up as the years go by, which traditionally signalled the end of an active lifestyle – and in more extreme cases would lead to the need for complicated knee or hip replacement surgery. The lengthy recovery times and complex nature of...

The Advantages of Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

The Advantages of Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure that has an extremely high success rate, restoring the patient’s quality of life after living with debilitating hip pain. Professor Ali Ghoz is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who champions a new form of hip...

What Is the Best Way to Treat a Trauma Injury?

What Is the Best Way to Treat a Trauma Injury?

Fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries all fall under the banner of orthopaedic trauma conditions, which can be experienced at any age and by any number of means. Some of the most common orthopaedic trauma injuries occur on the hands and upper extremities,...

Health Issues: Locked Knee Causes

Health Issues: Locked Knee Causes

A locked knee is the medical term given to a range of conditions that limit or prevent the patient from bending or straightening their knee. There are a variety of potential underlying causes and different measures that can be taken to fix it, depending on the cause....

Knee Surgery: Reconstructing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Knee Surgery: Reconstructing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Knee ligament reconstruction surgery – otherwise referred to as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction – is performed when a patient has torn or damaged the anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament is a strong band of tissue that joins the shin bone to the thigh...

Prosthetic Knee Replacements: A Prosthetic Comparison

Prosthetic Knee Replacements: A Prosthetic Comparison

Knee replacement surgery is a major operation that involves removing all or part of the knee joint and replacing it with a prosthetic implant. As it is a major surgery, it is usually only offered after other treatments, such as steroids or physiotherapy, have been...