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25 MARCH 2018 HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS


SPECIALIST CLINICS 11


Get back to living a full and active life — the future of joint replacement treatment


H


ealthcare stories aren’t always good news, but if you’re one of the many thou- sands of people in the UK suffering from


ongoing knee or hip pain, there can be light at the end of the tunnel — joint replacement surgery can make a big difference, and the fu- ture’s looking bright. Knee and hip replacement operations have


been around for decades and, in fact, are British inventions. Today, they’re highly effec- tive and very reliable, and it’s no surprise that tens of thousands are undertaken every year in the UK. However, because we’re an ageing population, and staying active into older age is a priority for many, the associated pressure on the NHS is increasing. Currently the NHS screens those who suf-


fer ongoing hip and knee pain to assess how urgently they need a replacement. As a result, there are many people in the UK who’d bene- fit from a new knee or hip but unfortunately are never referred for treatment. So what are their options? The Fortius Joint Replacement Centre at


Bupa Cromwell Hospital is one of the few dedicated private joint replacement centres in London, where patients can choose to under- go an operation through their private medical insurance or pay for it themselves. Situated in Kensington, west London, the Fortius Joint Replacement Centre is at the


In recent years, improvements have included better pain relief after the surgery and developments in surgical techniques that mean less swelling, a faster recovery and less time in hospital


leading edge of joint replacement technolo- gy. Not only are some of London’s top ortho- paedic surgeons available to you, but you can also benefit from the latest robot-assist- ed technology, enabling highly accurate placement of personalised knee or hip implants, smaller incisions, and faster recov- ery times. Treatment is based at Bupa Cromwell


Hospital, with its excellent nursing care and outstanding facilities. Then, thanks to the enhanced recovery pathway, you’re expected to be recovering in the comfort of your own home on a specialised reha- bilitation programme just three days after the operation. The most important factor in choosing a


knee or hip replacement provider is finding a surgeon you trust and feel comfortable with. Your surgeon will explain exactly what the chance of success is going to be, as a joint re- placement prosthesis doesn’t feel or behave exactly like a real human joint, especially knee replacements.


In recent years, improvements have


included better pain relief after the surgery and developments in surgical techniques that mean less swelling, a faster recovery and less time in hospital. This means you have more time to spend getting back to the things you love doing, whether it’s walking, hiking, playing tennis, playing with grandchildren or simply living a life free from daily pain. If you’re suffering from hip or knee pain,


simply pick up the phone to speak to one of the team about joint replacement. You can see any one of our hip or knee surgeons, confident that you’ll be in safe hands.


T: 020 3195 2442 fortiusjointreplacement.com


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