Trauma and Orthopaedic treatments, such as hip and knee replacements, have some of the longest wait times currently through the NHS, with thousands of patients still waiting for two years or more to have their surgery. This new program, launched by MSK Doctors in Grantham, UK, helps patients to access new, innovative surgical techniques with no waiting list.
More information about MSK Doctors, the SPAIRE hip replacement technique, and reduced recovery times can be found at http://mskdoctors.com
Traditionally, after having a total hip replacement surgery, patients are heavily restricted during their recovery. This is primarily due to damage caused to muscles and tendons during the surgery, which can be avoided using the new SPAIRE technique.
First developed by Professor Timperley, the SPAIRE hip replacement technique has several benefits over traditional hip replacement surgery, including faster recovery, less time spent in the hospital, and improved stability of the joint. The new procedure has become the standard technique used by Professor Paul Lee of the MSK Doctors private clinic, who mentored under Professor Timperley at the renowned Exeter Hip Unit.
With the improved procedure, patients can minimize their hospital stay and return to their normal routines significantly sooner. Research has shown that absolutely no post-operative mobility restrictions are required, and the technique may also improve the long-term restoration of hip joint functionality (1).
The SPAIRE technique provides these benefits by significantly reducing the damage done to the tendons and quadriceps coxae, an important muscle group in the hip. Since the new technique leaves these muscles intact, patients have improved mobility immediately after the operation, reduced chances of a dislocation, and shortened recovery times.
About MSK Doctors:
Founded by Professor Paul Y. F. Lee, the MSK Doctors private clinic offers patients fast access to several of the world’s top musculoskeletal specialists, with no waiting list or GP referral required. Combining innovative technology and the most advanced techniques, the clinic has a reputation for providing highly effective one-stop treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.
Further details about the SPAIRE hip replacement technique, Professor Paul Lee, and the MSK Doctors private clinic can be found at http://mskdoctors.com
(1) Hanly RJ, Sokolowski S, Timperley AJ. The SPAIRE technique allows sparing of the piriformis and obturator internus in a modified posterior approach to the hip. Hip Int. 2017 Mar 31;27(2):205-209. doi: 10.5301/hipint.5000490. Epub 2017 Feb 8. PMID: 28218374.
Professor Paul Lee
108 Harley Street
London Sports and Injuries Clinic
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