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February 8, 2019

A total knee replacement is a big undertaking for any patient. The main indication is wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the knee joint. The smooth joint surfaces have been worn away (see picture 1)causing pain, swelling, stiffness, deformity and loss of funct...

May 29, 2018

Blog - Children’s orthopaedic surgeons at Royal Berkshire Hospital perform a growing telescopic hip screw operation in Reading, to treat a 9 year old boy with slipped upper femoral epiphysis. (SUFE). SUFE is a children’s hip condition that usually affects children arou...

May 18, 2018

Reading Hip & Knee Consultant Mr Nev Davies and Consultant anaesthetist Dr Jon Mayer not only make a great team in the operating theatre, they won the famous Morris cup at the annual medical golf Society summer meeting at Walton Heath golf club today. This prestigious...

May 2, 2018

It’s funny how surgical treatments in medicine sometimes tend to turn full circle. This blog explains all about ACL repair, in contrast to ACL reconstruction, as an option to treat ACL injuries surgically. I think it offers a really good solution for some younger patie...

April 23, 2018

Perthes disease, a hip disorder in young children, is defined as idiopathic (unknown cause) avascular necrosis (disruption of the blood supply) of the capital femoral epiphysis. (top part of the ball of the growing hip joint). First described around 1910 independently...

April 16, 2018

This Blog looks at a common complaint of growing pains in active children. These night time aches and pains are often called "growing pains" or "idiopathic" (of unknown cause) limb pains. They are relatively common in children and usually come betwe...

March 18, 2018

This blog aims to explain the functional anatomy, clinical symptoms and treatment plan for patients presenting with this common growth related anterior knee pain.