Ancient surgical technique could have a new role in modern knee replacement

Authored by Mary

In good news for the 100,000 patients who undergo the procedure in the UK each year, traction - a technique known to the military surgeons of Ancient Greece - could become an integral part of modern knee replacement surgery, according to a study published in the International Journal of Orthopaedics.

The study was carried out at the Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, Plymouth, UK, by...

Patient pays to end two years of agony

Authored by Mary

Sue Tripp, 64, a care coordinator from Plymouth, had suffered from chronic pain in her right knee for two years. When she was told that she would have to wait for a further 12 to 14 months for surgery on the NHS, she decided that she could not live with the pain for that much longer and opted to have her operation sooner using the self-pay option at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre.


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