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Knee Replacement Articles


NICE surgery restrictions guidance breached by CCGs

10th April 2017

CCGs across England are using unproven scoring tools to restrict access to hip and knee surgery.

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NHS waiting times will rise

31st March 2017

Simon Stevens says NHS patients in England will face longer waits for operations.

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Exercise effective for knee damage

21st July 2016

Study claims exercise could be just as effective as surgery for knee damage.

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Smoking linked to hip and knee replacement failure

18th April 2012

Studies find hip and knee replacement failure is associated with smoking.

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Evidence needed for total knee replacements

6th March 2012

Researchers say more evidence is needed on the long-term safety of total knee replacements.

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Rise in 'younger' knee replacements

18th January 2012

Figures show a big rise in knee replacement operations especially in younger patients.

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New drug to prevent blood clots

30th November 2011

Patients who undergo hip and knee surgery may now receive a new drug to prevent blood clots.

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Limb artifically regrown

28th September 2011

Hampshire woman has part of limb regrown and put back in her body.

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'Low priority' for hip and knee surgery

20th July 2011

Research suggests an increasing number of health authorities are rating hip and knee replacements as a 'low priority'.

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Bursitis linked to painful joints

9th June 2011

Experts say painful hips, knees, heels or elbows could be due to bursitis.

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