The knee is commonly injured during sporting activities. Common areas of injury to the knee include damage to the articular cartilage, cartilage tears and injuries to the ligaments.

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Osteoarthritis of the hip is a common condition affecting 20 in every 100 people over the age of 65. It commonly presents with pain in the hip and groin which is worsened by walking.

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Total hip replacement surgery involves removing the arthritic ball and socket joint and replacing it with a prosthetic ball and socket. 60,000 hip replacements are performed in the UK each year; it is a very successful operation giving patients excellent pain relief and function

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About Mr Richard Carrington

Mr Richard Carrington is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery. His areas of expertise include hip and knee replacement surgery, knee surgery for injuries including cartilage (meniscal) tears and cruciate ligament ruptures, and cartilage transplantation.
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The knee joint

The knee joint is the largest joint in the body. It is made up of four main bones – the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), the fibula (outer shin bone) and the patella (kneecap). The end of each is covered in articular cartilage.
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The hip joint

The hip joint is a ‘ball-and-socket’ joint, and is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. It is formed by a ‘ball’ at the top of the thigh bone (femur) moving in the socket of the cup-like part of the pelvis (hip) called the acetabulum.
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