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Everything you need to know about ACL injuries and treatment

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament in the knee. Sometimes this ligament can tear, especially during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction.Here’s what you need to know about how ACL injuries occur, how they are diagnosed, and what you can expect from treatment and rehabilitation
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Got questions about robotic knee surgery? Here’s what you need to know

Using robots to assist in surgical procedures is not new and is becoming increasingly common across the world, including in knee replacement surgery. A robot assisted knee replacement surgery is similar to traditional or manual surgery.
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What physiotherapy and rehab to expect after a meniscus repair surgery: Part 3 of 3

In part two of this series, we looked at the different types of meniscus tears and how we diagnose and treat them. In this article, physiotherapist Heléne Swanepoel, explains what physiotherapy and rehabilitation entails after meniscus repair surgery.
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Everything you need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of meniscus tears: Part 2 of 3

In the first part of this series, I described what the meniscus is and the important role it plays in shock absorption, load bearing and joint stability in the knee.
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Part 1: What does a meniscus do and why should we care? Part 1 of 3

The meniscus is a C-shaped pad of fibrous cartilage in the knee. Each knee has two menisci, and these are essential for the long-term health of the knee. One of their most important functions is as shock absorbers in the knee joint.
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The argument for functional alignment in total knee arthroplasty, within parameters and with the aid of robotics

It is concerning that between 20 – 25% of patients are dissatisfied with the outcome of their total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (Cherian, 2014, p.89). The way that the knee is aligned plays a crucial role in long-term outcome and patient satisfaction.
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What To Expect From A Total Knee Replacement

What to expect from total knee replacement surgery

A knee replacement is a big, but life-changing surgery. It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed and nervous about the operation and what’s to follow. Here we outline what you can expect during your hospital stay, the rehabilitation stages and how long recovery will take.
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What Activities Are Allowed After Knee And Hip Replacements

What activities are allowed after knee and hip replacements?

What activities are allowed after knee and hip replacements?

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Physio For Running Knee Injuries

Physiotherapy for 3 common knee injuries in runners

Physiotherapy for 3 common knee injuries in runners

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Knee injections provide pain relief to patients with arthritis

Knee injections provide pain relief to patients with arthritis

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Types of knee replacements

The type of knee replacement (arthroplasty) a patient undergoes depends on where in the knee they experience pain and inflammation,
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Robotics In Knee Arthroplasty

Changing my religion: Robotics in knee arthroplasty

Changing my religion: Robotics in knee arthroplasty

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Knee replacement surgery in a day hospital – Part 2 of 2

Covid-19 sparks opportunity and innovation
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Do you need a knee replacement ?

If you are experiencing knee pain or other symptoms that affect your daily activities, you might be considering knee replacement surgery.
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Improving patient outcomes for total knee replacements including the role of robots

Total knee arthroplasty, or total knee replacement, is a mostly-effective surgical option to reduce pain and restore function in patients.
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