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In the UK, there are in excess of 160,000 hip and knee replacement operations performed every year and that number is just set to rise with an ever-growing ageing population experiencing joint wear and tear. Contributing to a rise in overall figures also is the increase in younger patient undergoing replacement operations.

Professor Ernest Schilders, Hip and Groing surgeon, will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Leeds Beckett University, on Wednesday 24 May.


You might not think that the comparatively sedate pace in which you move throughout the day has anything to do with the full-pelt action of top-flight professional football. But according to Arthritis Research UK, the nature of the sport and the way it’s played at the highest level could unlock new approaches to treating the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis in the years to come.

While only half of Brits exercise more than once a week according to Arthritis Research UK, a new study has found that committing to a long-term weight-bearing exercise routine can help increase bone mass in men and can prevent the development of osteoporosis.

Two of the most successful English clubs of all time face off in this May’s FA Cup final; for both Chelsea and Arsenal this will be their seventh FA Cup final of the 21st century. While we wait to learn if it will be lucky number seven for either Chelsea or Arsenal, we can look at the lessons that can be learnt from elite footballers.