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SPORTS INJURIES CLINIC

Mr Edwards has opened a sports injuries clinic in conjunction with Flex-Health Hull. For an appointment click here or call Flex Health.  Working together they will assess and manage your injury with the aim of returning you to your previous level of ability. Mr Edwards is a highly trained lower limb surgeon and has many years ofNEW-flex-health-logo with various sports clients both professional and amateur. He has worked with a number of sports clubs including as a junior doctor with Harlequins and Saracens Premiership rugby clubs, andas a senior medical officer with Hull KR, City of Hull Academy, Hull Ionians and Yorkshire County Senior Mens Rugby to mention but a few. He has had a close association with Flex Health for the last 2 years and this clinic is the culmination of the close working relationship that has developed. Pricing starts from £60 for a 20 minute consultation. Options include ultrasound guided injections of steroid or HA. Mr Edwards has direct access for private referrals to MRI and other imaging modalities.


D9PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS ARE SAFER THAN TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS

According to researchers in Oxford people undergoing partial knee replacement surgery, in which only the parts of the knee affected by osteoarthritis are removed, have fewer complications, are less likely to be readmitted to hospital and less likely to die. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2014-07-08-partial-knee-replacements-arthritis-are-safer-total-replacement

THE ROLE OF HIP ARTHROSCOPY IN LIGAMENTUM TERES TEARS.hip-arthroscopy-4

Indications for treating LT injuries include persistent pain, mechanical symptoms and/or instability. Treatment of partial injuries is done by debridement using radiofrequency probes, while complete tears may require arthroscopic LT reconstruction. http://www.opnews.com/2015/02/arthroscopy-2/9487

CHONDRAL INJURIES IN YOUNG ACTIVE PEOPLE.

 Cartilage is a unique tissue that unless injured, provides virtually frictionless mechanical motion throughout the latter decades of life. Few IMG_0407mechanical devices even remotely approach the durability and efficiency of cartilage.

Generally, there are two distinct groups of people who present with cartilage lesions. In the first group, there is a specific traumatic event that can be correlated with the onset of symptoms and change in functional level (e.g., occult bone bruising or osteochondral lesions)  .

In the second group, there is an insidious onset of symptoms, and typically a slow gradual worsening of functional limitations. In this group, there may be a history of repetitive use, habitual exercise, or frequent sporting activities such as tennis and running. These people have repetitive microtrauma that overcomes the chondrocytes’ ability to maintain homeostasis in their local microenvironment. They present with vague, nonspecific complaints in and about the affected joint. Although the initial disability is minimal, it is likely to progress before clinical presentation. Symptoms are worse with activity and improve with rest.

For further information on cartilage injuries and how they may be treated follow the following link to a presentation I gave in September 2014.

Chondral Injury Presentation

BOA

A NATIONAL REVIEW OF ADULT ELECTIVE ORTHOPAEDIC SERVICES IN ENGLAND

Prof Tim Briggs has visited over 200 hospitals in England in order to review orthopaedic practices in light of the GRIFT report. The results of these visits and interactions are contained in this report and are a ‘call to action’ to all, namely, clinicians, healthcare workers, commissioners, politicians, to work together to ensure that all our patients receive the highest standards of orthopaedic care wherever they reside. https://www.boa.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/GIRFT-Executive-Summary-Mar15.pdf