Treating Arthritis with a Mako Total Hip Replacement
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
1w ago
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that leads to a worsening of symptoms as time goes on. As we age, the joints in our body start to wear. This can occur in any joint, although those that are weight-bearing – such as the hips and knees – are particularly at risk. In this blog we are looking at hip osteoarthritis – as well as other forms of arthritis that affect the hips – and how Mako total hip replacement surgery is being used to help people with the condition to regain quality of life and get back to doing many of the things they love. What causes hip osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis i ..read more
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Arthritis: Understanding Your Condition
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
2w ago
Receiving an arthritis diagnosis can be worrying and you’re likely to have many questions about your condition and how you will manage it going forward. Your GP or orthopaedic surgeon should be your first port of call as they will be able to answer specific questions relating to the type of arthritis you have, its severity, and any comorbidities (the simultaneous presence of other diseases), as well as advising you on how to manage your symptoms and working with you to develop a treatment plan. It can be helpful to understand as much as you can about your condition, so reading blogs like this ..read more
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Where to Find Out More About Mako Joint Replacement Surgery
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
1M ago
Undergoing any kind of surgery can be nerve-wracking. Beforehand you are likely to have lots of questions and probably quite a few fears and anxieties, and afterwards, you may face a lengthy period of recovery and recuperation. Being well-informed about the procedure you are considering can help to calm unnecessary fears and may help you formulate the questions you want to ask your surgeon at pre-surgical assessments. We encourage all our patients to find out as much as they can in advance, to read testimonials from other patients and to ask questions – even those that might seem a bit silly ..read more
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Living with Arthritis: Tips for Day-to-Day Living
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
3M ago
Arthritis is a painful condition that can affect any joint in your body. We commonly treat pelvic, hip, knee and ankle arthritis. There are different types of arthritis but the most common is osteoarthritis which affects millions of people around the world. It is a degenerative condition that develops when cartilage begins to deteriorate. Cartilage is a smooth, slippery tissue that cushions the ends of the bones and enables them to move smoothly over each other. As it wears away, the bones may start to rub against each other causing pain and stiffness. Bone spurs may develop and the joint lini ..read more
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Treatment for Knee Arthritis: 2024 Update
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
4M ago
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a painful condition caused by loss of cartilage in the knee joint which prevents the bones from moving smoothly over each other, resulting in pain, stiffness and loss of function. As the condition worsens, the pain can become disabling and this can significantly impact your quality of life. Although osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that cannot be cured, there is a number of effective treatments – both surgical and non-surgical – that can help you to manage the symptoms and continue to live a full and active life. As we begin 2024, Carrothers Orthopaedics i ..read more
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Exercising Tips for Every Decade of Life
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
4M ago
It’s that time of year again when we might be thinking about shifting the extra weight we gained over the festive period or fulfilling the promise we made to ourselves to get fitter. Or maybe we just want to feel better in body and mind during the cold days of winter. Whatever our motivation for doing it, exercise is good for us. It helps keep our joints supple and well-lubricated, it’s good for our cardiovascular health and our mental wellbeing. It gets us off the sofa and out into the fresh air. What is the ‘right’ type of exercise? It’s important to find the right type of exercise – and thi ..read more
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Our End of Year Message for Our Patients in 2023
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
6M ago
Season’s greetings from the team at Carrothers Orthopaedics and we hope you have a happy and healthy new year. Thank you We greatly appreciate all of your support and feedback this year, particularly the many heart-warming reviews you have left for us on the iwantgreatcare.org website. There is nothing more satisfying for us as a team to hear at first-hand how people have benefited from our expertise and we value every piece of feedback. Of course, it is also helpful for prospective patients to read about the experience of others, so on behalf of ourselves and the people who might use these re ..read more
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What Can Help Ease Heel Pain?
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
7M ago
Heel pain is uncomfortable, although not normally a sign of anything serious. However, it can make everyday activities difficult, such as walking, running or climbing stairs, and in rare cases it can be caused by a stress fracture or a condition that requires further investigation. We recommend seeking medical help if you are experiencing heel pain that is impacting your daily life and not settling with some rest and time, so you can understand more about the causes and possible treatment options. What causes heel pain? Pain in the heel is most commonly caused by Plantar Fasciitis which is i ..read more
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What are Corticosteroids and How do They Help With Arthritis Pain?
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
8M ago
Injections of corticosteroids – also called steroid injections – are routinely used in the treatment of painful conditions like arthritis. The injections contain cortisone, which is a type of steroid used to reduce inflammation in the body. Some steroids occur naturally in the human body and these artificial steroids are used to mimic their effects and reduce inflammation and pain. What are corticosteroid injections used for? Injections of corticosteroids are used to treat inflammation in your joints or tendons. We commonly offer them for osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative disease caused ..read more
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Cycling-related Pelvic & Acetabular Fractures
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by Carrothers Orthopaedics
8M ago
A fracture of the pelvis or acetabulum (Hip socket) is a relatively rare injury, thankfully, but a high impact collision such as a car crash or cycling accident, can fracture the pelvic bones and/or hip socket, sometimes seriously. In older, frail patients or people with osteoporosis (which is weakening of the bones), even a minor incident like a trip or fall can be enough to fracture the pelvis or hip socket. What is a pelvic fracture? The pelvis is made up of a ring of bones – the sacrum, which is the triangular bone at the base of the spine, the hip bones (made up of the ilium, acetabulum ..read more
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