TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

Knee Replacement

What is a Total Knee Replacement (TKR)? When health professionals use expressions such as ‘total knee’, they mean a joint replacement operation in which the complete knee joint is replaced.  An artificial joint is called a prosthesis.  There are many different kinds of prostheses and are all made of materials such as metal, plastic or […]

MENISCAL TEAR

meniscal tear

Commonly known as a torn cartilage, a meniscal tear is damage to the meniscus that sits within your knee joint. The knee meniscus is a half-moon shaped fibrocartilage structure that sits towards the outside of the knee joint. Your meniscus assists with the rotational stability of your knee and shock absorption.  Some symptoms of a […]

FROZEN SHOULDER (adhesive capsulitis)

Frozen Shoulder

What is a frozen shoulder? A frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition that causes severe pain, stiffness and loss of movement within the shoulder joint. This is a result of inflammation and capsular adhesions that occur in the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. A frozen shoulder generally occurs over three stages; freezing, […]