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Rapid Recovery after joint replacement

Our group has specialised in using Local Infiltration Analgesia to reduce pain and improve mobility after joint replacement surgery. Having adopted the technique in 2003, it has a number of modifications and improvements.

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Trochanteric Pain and Gluteal Tears

Pain over the out aspect of the hip, on the boney prominence is relatively common. Historically the presumed diagnosis was “bursitis” and in fairness, a cortisone injection to that bursa often relieved the pain, and although it might need to be repeated once or twice, the treatment worked. Sometimes the pain keeps recurring. MRI scan should be undertaken.

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Ankle Sprains

We don’t routinely use ultrasound to assess ankle injuries. A plain XR excludes ankle fractures & 5th metatarsal base fractures

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