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“I was told I’d never run again; they were wrong”

Rick Kelsey is a Times Radio, BBC Business and Spotify presenter who also hosts one of the fastest growing sports YouTube channels, The Running Channel, with well over 500,000 subscribers and bringing how-tos, features, top tips and more about running to runners of all abilities. Yet, after two failed knee surgeries, Rick was worried he’d […]

Are you genetically predisposed to tear your ACL?

When patients tear their ACL, they often ask me the question: “Why them?” I explain there are multiple factors associated with the risk of tearing your ACL, the most common being landing sports and in particular landing or twisting in a specific way. However, why one person may tear their ACL ahead of another is […]

Majority of knee replacements last more than 25 years, study finds

Deciding when enough is enough when it comes to the knee pain, stiffness and lack of mobility you’re experiencing can vary from patient to patient. As discussed in our previous post [internal link], timing is everything when it comes to knee replacements as leaving it too late can have a significant impact on your quality […]

Mr David Houlihan-Burne discusses anterior knee pain

Mr David Houlihan-Burne writes an articles for the BUPA Cromwell Hospital magazine on the enigma of anterior knee pain: “GPs and physiotherapists are often faced with patients of all ages complaining of pain at the front of the knee. This is an extremely common problem, accounting for 25-40% of all knee related issues seen in […]

Mr Houlihan-Burne talks to the Guardian about knee reconstructive surgery

Mr Houlihan-Burne talks to the Guardian Newspaper about new materials and technologies being utilised in knee reconstructive surgery: “Mr David Houlihan-Burne, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, says that, after many years of trial and error, new materials are becoming available to repair damaged knee cartilage and torn knee ligaments.”

Mr Houlihan-Burne quoted in Orthopaedics Today

Article in Orthopaedics Today quoting Mr Houlihan-Burne as co-chairman at recent European Rapid Recovery meeting: “The whole thing is underpinned by process optimisation. Do not start looking at surgical procedures without these processes in place or it will not work,” said David Houlihan-Burne, FRCS (Orth), specialist lower limb arthroplasty and soft tissue knee surgeon at […]