Jump Jockey Jason Dixon is back in the saddle and competing at the highest level following a devastating knee injury when he fell from his horse that left him requiring ACL and posterior lateral corner repair and reconstruction. Great to see him back in action. "18 months post op, I am back fitter and healthier than before. After a simple fall from a horse I managed to damage my ACL and post lateral corner. My career and livelihood was hanging in the balance but Mr Kempshall and his team did a fantastic job. Ater 7 hard months of rehab and physio [...]
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I feel like a new woman after several years of enforced inactivity , Mr Gleeson took a chance on a 59 year old fat housewife and now I have my life back. I have lost 30lb in weight and now wild swim at least 1km twice a week , cycle and walk and garden. Many thanks to you and your team! "Putting the new knee to good use ! So very many thanks for the gift of a new life."
The GKC uses the latest techniques for ACL surgery. We use available clinical tools such as the Multi-centre Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) calculator to help assess your risk and predict your chance of re injury to your ACL. See the latest evidence papers here.
The nagging ache becomes worse, having started subtly as a twinge, until even friends comment that it affecting everyone’s quality of life “I’m afraid that x-ray rather flattered your knee” he said after examining me. “You are going to need a knee replacement”. We were able to agree on a date for the inevitable but unwelcome operation that day and two weeks later I was admitted to the private hospital. Mr.Gleeson, the surgeon came to see me before the operation and explained in reassuring terms the procedure and the complications, which, in his hands at least, are extraordinarily and thankfully rare. [...]
1 year following my total right knee replacement - Many thanks to you and your fantastic team, without you all I would not have been able to enjoy a recent skiing holiday. I don't think I have ever skied without knee pain, maybe I can now work on technique rather than point and go!! Thank you, Sarah Hemming
Members of the Gloucestershire knee clinic team at the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK) conference in Brighton. Peter Kempshall and Roger Close with Lima-uk looking at the new Physica KR knee replacement. The BASK conference is the UKs leading meeting for knee surgeons to share ideas and learn about new advances in knee surgery.
This week Peter Kempshall attended the Tim Spalding Fellows alumni at the FA’s prestigious St George’s Park training facility. This was part of the Sports Knee 2019 conference where sports knee surgeons share and discuss the latest evidence and surgical techniques. One of the highlights for Mr Kempshall was discussing with Dr Rob Leprade from the USA over coffee the merits of the double bundle PCL reconstruction and the improved functional outcome with this technique. Catching up with colleague Dr Alan Getgood from from the Fowler Kennedy Sports medicine unit, Canada was another highlight. Dr Getgood trained together with Mr Kempshall [...]
Last week at the Winfield Hospital, Gloucester – Peter Kempshall from Gloucestershire Knee Clinic – performed the first computer planned patient specific osteotomy in the South West of England using Joint Operations technology #savethejoint
Mr Gleeson and Mr Barksfield opened their continuing professional development account for 2019 with a trip to work with Prof Argenson at the Hospital Sainte Marguerite in Marseille. This is a University Hospital performing over 1300 joint replacements per year. The French operating theatre set up was fantastically efficient with Prof Argenson running 4 theatres simultaneously allowing us to maximize our learning in a short visit. The team at GKC are always seeking out opportunities to learn about the latest techniques and innovations in order to improve the outcomes for our patients. We are hugely grateful to Zimmer Biomet for arranging [...]
Is it really possible to have a partial knee replacement in the morning and get home the same day? Authors: Mr Peter Kempshall, Consultant Knee Surgeon, and Dr Leon Visser, Consultant Anaesthetist Playing tennis, badminton and dancing well into retirement is now considered normal and many people talk instead of "sixty being the new forty". But if you're suffering from knee arthritis, pain may be getting in the way. Symptoms of knee arthritis Knee pain is the main feature of knee arthritis. Whilst it can initially be felt following activity, it can progress on to pain during walking which commonly limits your walking distance. When [...]