A new magnetic rod could end the pain of knee arthritis without the need for a joint replacement. Steve Broatch, 61, a window cleaner from Carlisle, Cumbria, had the operation and tells Carol Davis his story.
A database has been set up by a Basingstoke surgeon to gather information about osteotomy operations. Orthopaedic surgeon Adrian Wilson hopes the information can be used to persuade other surgeons to use his techniques developed for knee surgery.
They are two men who have touched the heights of their profession and came together on hallowed ground in a common cause.Matt Dawson, one of the country’s leading knee surgeons, and Malcolm Macdonald, a No 9 legend with the Magpies were appropriately united at St James’ Park.
Leg-straightening op can keep bad knees working for years
Thousands of people have knee problems due to arthritis or injury. But an age-old solution has come back into fashion using new 3D technology. Andy Duckworth, 36, a factory manager from Southampton, was one of the first to benefit, as he tells Judy Hobson.