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The Knee Replacement: A Personal Story

2020-11-10T02:59:55+00:00

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. [...]

The Knee Replacement: A Personal Story 2020-11-10T02:59:55+00:00

Skiing 1 Year after Total Knee Replacement

2020-03-16T21:38:53+00:00

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

Skiing 1 Year after Total Knee Replacement 2020-03-16T21:38:53+00:00

GKC at the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

2020-03-16T21:06:51+00:00

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.

GKC at the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK) 2020-03-16T21:06:51+00:00

Sports Knee 2019 Conference at St George’s Park

2020-03-16T20:52:09+00:00

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 [...]

Sports Knee 2019 Conference at St George’s Park 2020-03-16T20:52:09+00:00

GKC Surgeon makes history

2020-03-16T21:21:57+00:00

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

GKC Surgeon makes history 2020-03-16T21:21:57+00:00

GKC goes international

2020-03-16T21:22:15+00:00

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 [...]

GKC goes international 2020-03-16T21:22:15+00:00

Partial knee replacement in the morning, home for dinner

2019-05-16T17:14:38+00:00

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 [...]

Partial knee replacement in the morning, home for dinner 2019-05-16T17:14:38+00:00

The Smith and Nephew Training Facilities

2019-03-05T16:46:48+00:00

A huge thank you to Smith and Nephew for welcoming our team of enthusiastic Orthopaedic Registrars to their state of the art surgical training facility. It was an excellent opportunity for the trainees to perfect their skills in ACL Reconstruction and Arthroscopic Hip Surgery. The Gloucestershire Hip and Knee Clinic Consultants were on hand to offer tips and tricks to the surgeons of tomorrow and had a fantastic day out supporting their trainees.

The Smith and Nephew Training Facilities 2019-03-05T16:46:48+00:00

GKC Patient Wins Gold!

2020-03-16T21:27:57+00:00

Felicity Thomas saw Robert in February 2009, but knew she had a problem in running some months before. It was unlikely that she would have been considered for  ACL reconstruction under the NHS as she was 68 years old at that time. She had been playing tennis for the GB Team in the Super Seniors and her aim was to be fit for the 2011 season, when she would move into the 70-75 age group. Since then, she has won bronze medals for GB - that first year 2011, followed by bronze in both 2014 and 2016. This has just culminated in the highlight to her [...]

GKC Patient Wins Gold! 2020-03-16T21:27:57+00:00

Our Expert Support Team

2020-03-16T21:30:54+00:00

The Gloucestershire Knee and Gloucestershire Hip clinic enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Daffodil restaurant in Cheltenham. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work and dedication to making the clinics the largest private orthopaedic clinic in Gloucestershire!

Our Expert Support Team 2020-03-16T21:30:54+00:00