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Knee osteoarthritis service in Edinburgh

Spire Murrayfield Hospital has launched a new clinical service for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

This service has been set up in collaboration with Richard Nutton to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the non-surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis.  The service is lead by physiotherapists with a special interest in knee disorders, who collaborate with orthotists, a podiatrist and a dietician to provide a comprehensive and up to date approach to treating knee arthritis.

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BASK 2011 British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) 2011-04-03

This year’s annual meeting of BASK takes place in Cardiff from the 6th to 8th of April.
BASK is the representative society of orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in knee problems. The annual meeting is an opportunity to exchange ideas and present scientific papers on ‘Knee Related’ topics. This year we have two presentations and a poster scheduled for the meeting:

Total Knee Arthroplasty : Does implant design have an effect on post-operative functional knee flexion?
RW Nutton, FA Wade and ML van der Linden (poster)

What are the pre-operative predictors of function after total knee arthroplasty?
ML van der Linden, FA Wade and RW Nutton (presentation)

The Canadian Occupational Performance Measures before and after total knee arthroplasty.
ML van der Linden, FA Wade and RW Nutton (presentation)

Tibial  Osteotomy - Newcastle Osteotomy Workshop

This excellent clinical and workshop based meeting provided an update on the techniques of Tibial Osteotomy to treat medial compartment arthritis of the knee. The meeting covered both details of the clinical indications for this operation and the latest surgical technique using the Tomofix Plate system. There is no doubt that advances in the understanding of premature onset arthritis in active individuals has increased interest in this technique amongst orthopaedic knee surgeons. The attraction of tibial osteotomy is that it does not require an implant within the knee, such as a knee replacement and aims to preserve function within the intact knee for as long as possible. If in due course arthritic changes advance within the knee, a knee replacement is still possible without any significant technical difficulties.

Advances in preoperative planning using computer modelling and in the surgical technique, has made tibial osteotomy a reproducible and accurate method for dealing with early arthritis in the varus (bowed) knee.


For an immediate appointment with a Specialist Physiotherapist in Knee and Shoulder problems contact Spire Murrayfield Appointments on 0131 316 2530. Patients are seen in collaboration with Richard Nutton - a surgical opinion is immediately available.