Keyhole surgery for arthritic knees shows no benefit

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Key hole surgery of the knee has long been a popular choice for knee surgeons and patients alike as a staging post for those suffering with arthritic knee pains (pain with clicking, grinding, and cracking noises) but were either too young or not yet bad enough to consider a half or full knee replacement.

It has been long thought that cleaning out of any floating debris (Debridement) and trimming up of any frayed edges to the degenerating cartilages (Meniscectomy) in the ...

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Is back to school bad news for childrens backs and necks?

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WellBeing Clinics Derby and the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) are urging parents to think about their children’s posture as part of the preparation for the new school term. Whilst stationary and school books are important, it’s how your child carries them that could have the most impact on their growing spines and joints.

According to new research from the BCA, over a third (33%) of parents say that their child has suffered from back or neck pain in the past and, ...

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Backcare back awareness week

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The charity, Backcare, launches its awareness week on 7th-11th October.  This year the charity turns its attention to the ‘forgotten army’ of helpers and carers who often have to lift/move the person they care for repetitively, and often in far from ideal postures.  For many of these actions, had been in a work environment they would exceed current health and safety lifting guidelines.

There are currently around 6.5 million carers in the UK with the figure set to rise to 9 ...

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