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Surgery advice

Have I overdone it after knee surgery?

It can be disappointing not to quickly feel 100% after an operation, however some pain and swelling is normal for several months as the body heals around the new joint.

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Will it ever be possible for people with osteoarthritis of the knees to have cartilage transplants?

Stem cell transplants that grow new cartilage on the surface of joints are on the horizon. But the treatment is still in its experimental phase...

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Can a replacement hip joint be successfully replaced?

Replacement joints can be replaced, but the surgery is more complicated each time it's done...

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Can I swim after a knee replacement?

The general advice is that you can start swimming around six weeks after a knee replacement...

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Can I run after a partial knee replacement?

General advice after a total knee replacement is to avoid high-impact exercise, but unicompartmental knee replacements fare a little better because the joint is more stable...

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Is a knee replacement my only option?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Can you get arthritis in a resurfaced hip?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about developing arthritis in a resurfaced hip.

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Can I play football after hip replacement surgery?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Culturing nasal cells

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about culturing nasal cells.

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More information on enthesopathy

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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What should I do to recover from knee replacement surgery?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about recovering from knee replacement surgery.

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Steroid injections before joint replacement surgery

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Can a meniscectomy cause osteoarthitis to become worse?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Should I climb stairs for exercise after a knee replacement?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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What are the dangers of postponing hip replacement/resurfacing?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Did prednisolone affect my recovery after heart surgery?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Should I have a hip replacement according to the statistics?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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My knee replacement seems to be taking a while to heal. Is there a problem?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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What is the incidence of girdlestone hip?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Is it better to have surgery on Dupuytren's contracture early, or should I wait?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Is a burning pain in my foot common after hip resurfacing?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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For how long after a hip replacement do I need to keep my dentist informed?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Why is laser eye surgery not recommended for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Are there any operations available to realign the ankle joint?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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How can I help my husband prepare for a hip replacement?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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What is the procedure for a spinal fusion?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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What are the pros and cons of hip resurfacing? Am I eligible?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Surgery alternatives for ankle arthritis?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Can I swim breaststroke after a hip replacement?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Will my range of movement still be limited after hip surgery?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Will spacers between the bones in my wrists limit my mobility?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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