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THE GKC BLOG 2020-03-16T21:11:17+01:00

British Championship Swimmer back to her Best

As someone who has always had a hugely busy and competitive sporting life, the news that I had ruptured my ACL falling off a horse in April 2021 seemed unbearable and I couldn’t quite get my head round how I would cope. Mr Gleeson was massively understanding and immediately helped me make a plan as to what I could still do and the aims I was to have in both my pre and post- surgery rehabilitation, from my first appointment I felt more in control and at ease. My surgery was booked for the beginning of June and I began my physiotherapy with Geoff Twinning to both strengthen and stabilise my knee and maintain whole body strength and fitness. The [...]

Sports knee injuries

We all love playing sport. Sporting participation is at an all-time high. Throughout lockdown many people have turned to sport for relaxation. We love getting involved with playing sports of all different types, football, hockey, handball and padel to name a few. Unfortunately sporting injuries are common and happen for a variety or reasons. They may well be from accidental contact or they can be technique related, from overuse or from a muscle imbalance. Many of us have a tendency to exercise and train in a similar way each time, which means that we train the same muscle groups in the same movement patterns. This is why doing different activities in your training program, a run one day, a HIIT [...]

GKC Knee Replacement One Year On

Another happy patient's testimonial: Some20 years ago I tore my cartilage playing tennis. I was advised that the prognosis was pain, and more pain. The inevitable time came when I needed a new knee and I was recommended to Robert Gleeson by a friend. The operation went very smoothly and 3 days later I walked out of the hospital without a stick. One year later I find it difficult to know which is the new knee. My personal trainer tells me no one could tell. As I approach my 78th birthday, the doubters and fearful, should take encouragement from this picture of me riding the wonderful horse "Bear" across the Cotswolds. I am now sharpening my skis for next season. [...]

Jump Jockey Jason Dixon back in the saddle

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 I sat on a horse for the first time since the fall and 3 months after that I had [...]

Rob Gleeson patient’s new lease of life

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."

ACL Risk Calculator

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.

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