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The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea started this month, an exciting line-up of events to keep us all gripped and eager to hit the slopes this winter. From cross country skiing to ski jumping, these professionals need to be in peak condition to face the world’s best athletes and achieve superior performances. Fortunately for all skiing enthusiasts, many gym machines and exercises have been lifted from skiing techniques – helping you prepare your body for the intensities of the slopes and reduce the chance of injury.

Fortius Clinic will be attending the Arab Health convention this January, coinciding with the official launch of a dedicated joint replacement centre in West London.

For over 100 years, surgeons have been trying to solve the problem of hip and knee arthritis. This gathered pace in the 1960s, when materials such as steel and ivory were used to replace worn out joints, and there are now over 160,000 hip and knee replacements performed in the UK each year. The numbers continue to rise each year, and it is thought that 20% of all GP consultations are now for musculoskeletal problems. Mr David Houlihan-Burne talks us through the latest treatment options.

-New West London Joint Replacement Centre launches this week

-First-of-its-kind partnership between healthcare leaders Fortius Clinic and Bupa

-Facilities set a new standard in hip and knee replacement treatment with latest robotic technology

Nineteen year old Luis Evitt is an ex-professional rugby player who runs an architectural glazing company in Wolverhampton. At a young age he was signed by Leicester Tigers, playing for them for 4-5 years. He was at the peak of his fitness and a phenomenal hooker and asset to the team. At 17 years old, in a match against Leeds Carnegie, he injured his knee spelling an indefinite break from his rugby career, Luis feared he would never return to the pitch. This all changed when he met Mr Andy Williams, one of the UK’s leading knee surgeons at the athletes’ favourite Fortius Clinic.