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From ankle sprains to the hips of famous tennis players, prosthesis can play a big role in our lives. Researchers at the University of Leeds talk to us about what's 'Hip' and happening...
A simple sprain – or is it?
Most of us at some point ‘go over’ on ankles – usually on uneven surfaces or during sport. But do we treat it properly or take it seriously enough? Ankle sprains cost the NHS almost £1bn a year, and are the single biggest injury that appears at A&E. Nearly half of us will have recurrent ankle sprains and some of us will (unfortunately) go on to experience ankle arthritis later in life. My talk will take you through what happens when we sprain an ankle, and the research ongoing at the University of Leeds to understand ankle injury and treat longer term issues.
Hip replacements: the science behind the headlines
Hip replacement surgery is often making headlines, a recent report told us that most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought' and tennis fans will be wondering if Sir Andy Murray will be able to play at Wimbledon following his hip surgery. So what about the science behind these headlines? How can we engineer hip replacements that will last longer, and withstand the rigours of professional tennis? My talk will explore how our world leading research at the University of Leeds is contributing to improving hip replacements.