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My path to total knee replacement

Hello family & friends,

I have decided that I  need to write about the upcoming knee replacement so that I can become clearer about what I am doing and so I can share my experience with anyone who might be considering a knee replacement.   288 more words

Knee Replacement

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #18

Other mailbags can be found hereKeep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. 1,609 more words


ACL Injury: No Longer the End of a Career

The most commonly injured ligament within the knee is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The ACL attaches on the anterior intercondylar of the tibia and ascends posteriorly to the lateral area of the femur, crossing with the Posterior Crucial Ligament (PCL) in the intercondylar region with the role of preventing anterior displacement of the tibia relative to the femur. 798 more words


The Mental Side of ACL Recovery

Whilst at hospital after surgery, doctors, surgeons, and nurses will continually tell you that recovering from ACL surgery is a long road because the healing process is so complex. 607 more words

Where it all started.

I am writing this first blog post 11 days post op for my ACL reconstruction and lateral meniscectomy. I have only started to document this now as I have realised there were many things I didn’t know before surgery about my recovery that I wish I did know and i’m sure others would like to know also (plus, recovery is mind-numbingly boring). 505 more words

Some simple ways to manage and reduce pain

Good Afternoon! Did you know that both pain and fear light up the same areas in your brain?!

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As in, more blood flow to these areas, indicating they are working hard. 122 more words


Stem cell 'living bandage' for knee injuries trialled in humans

A ‘living bandage’ made from stem cells, which could revolutionise the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been trialled in humans for the first time by scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol. 146 more words