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Hold on to your horses!

Hold on to your horses!

by Harry Brownlow, October 2017 Equestrianism is a dangerous sport! Falling from a horse, even when stationary, can lead to nasty injuries. But being thrown from the saddle when jumping or at speed adds dramatically to the energy of the crash landing and can lead to serious trouble. The commonest injury I encounter from riding…

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Recovery after cuff repair – how long does it take?

Recovery after cuff repair – how long does it take?

by Harry Brownlow, September 2017 A group of surgeons from Florida measured the rate of recovery from arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in 627 patients and reported their results in 2017 (Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 26, 1271-1277). It makes fascinating reading and it provides really useful insight into the postoperative journey after this common…

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Attention all gym fanatics!

by Harry Brownlow, September 2017 There are many reasons that might get you going to the gym: you might wish to improve your fitness or to lose weight or to bulk up or to gain the perfect body shape or to maximise power.  Whichever is your principle aim you need to be aware of potential…

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A fine balance

by Harry Brownlow, September 2017 Adam Peaty now holds the 10 top times in the world for the 100m breaststroke. He is a phenomenon at only 22 years of age. To be an elite swimmer requires a combination of mental and physical stamina, perfect technique, hours of dedicated training and having the right sort of…

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When you hear a pop?

by Harry Brownlow, September 2017 The rugby season kicks off this month. As young exuberants and old warriors meet in the field there will be casualties. Rugby has the highest injury rate of any sport in the world. Shoulders are second only to knees on the casualty list. Rugby has the highest injury rate of…

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