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

Partial knee replacement in the morning, home for dinner

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 sitting down your knee may not feel too bad, but as soon as you stand on it it hurts. [...]

The Smith and Nephew Training Facilities

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.

GKC Patient Wins Gold!

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 career, as one of the four-strong GB team who won Gold at  the World Team Championships in Croatia in [...]

Our Expert Support Team

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!

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