• Ankle Arthroscopy

    What is it? Ankle arthroscopy refers to the technique used by orthopaedic surgeons whereby they insert a very small (2mm diameter) camera into the ankle joint. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, commonly known as keyhole surgery, and allows the surgeon to look directly inside the ankle joint to determine exactly what is wrong. … Read more

    Achilles Tendinopathy in Depth AKA: Achilles Tendonitis

    Achilles Tendinopathy Achilles tendinopathy is the term used to describe all of the possible issues with an Achilles tendon including inflammation (tendinitis) or degeneration (tendinopathy). It is now believed that the Achilles tendon is not simply inflamed; instead, the tendon has become thickened and stiffens up. Although this might sound alarming, degeneration (wear and tear) … Read more

    Reviewing Injuries

    Tendonopathy Kader et al reviewed almost 350 articles to provide an interesting review of the anatomy, pathology and management of Achilles tendon problems in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The article is comprehensive and provides essential reading for all clinicians who specialise in Sports Medicine. It also provides interesting information for those people, sporting … Read more

    Fifth Metatarsal Fractures and Surgery

    Dr Mark S. Myerson, M.D. is the renowned Orthopedic and Medical Director for The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Myerson is one of the world’s foremost experts on foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. He has pioneered surgical techniques that have revolutionized the diagnosis, treatment and recovery … Read more

    Prevention & Treatment of 5 Most Common Football Injuries

    Photo Credit: Marcel Strauss Football or ‘Soccer’ is the world’s most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide and many more recreational football players. Most football injuries affect the lower extremities, which are defined as the groin and pelvis, hip and thigh, knee, calf, foot and ankle. Research shows that most football … Read more

    Core Strengthening Programme

    What is the Core Strengthening Programme? The Core Strengthening Programme is an exercise programme that aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine. This is achieved by re-training specific trunk muscles, which may be under used. Faulty movement patterns occur as larger muscles have to try and stabilise the core, compromising their functional role … Read more

    Muscle Injury In Sport

    John Orchard is a sports physician and sports injury researcher based in Sydney, Australia. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Dr Orchard is Medical Director for the Sydney Roosters Rugby League Football Club. He is Injury Survey Co-ordinator for … Read more

    How to Relieve Knee Arthritis with Exercise

    Do you Suffer with Pain from Knee Arthritis? The symptoms of knee arthritis, such as knee joint pain, stiffness, restriction of movement and a creaking noise known as ‘Crepitus’ can severely affect everyday activities such as stair climbing and gardening. Knee Arthritis can severely reduce quality of life to such a degree that knee replacement … Read more

    Dave Hancock

    Dave Hancock joined Leeds United from Blackburn Rovers’ Youth Academy in 2000. Leeds’ injury crisis kept Dave busy during the 2001/02 season, with Michael Bridges, Lucas Radebe, Oliver Dacourt and Harry Kewell all suffering serious injuries. Both Dave and Leeds’ new coach will be hoping for quieter times ahead. Name: Dave Hancock Born: 1970 Where did you … Read more