References

There are many sources of information on orthopaedic operations online. I have listed some below as a starting point for finding out patient based information.

INFORMATION ON ARTHRITIS

Versus Arthritis is the leading charity on arthritis in the UK and was formed in 2018 following merger of Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK. Their website has information on research, treatment and services across the UK and is the first place to look to answer any query.

SELF MANAGEMENT FOR ARTHRITIS

This is a policy position paper from ARMA, the Association for Arthritis and Muscloskeletal Alliance  on how people are able to  manage their conditions with support from health professionals.

ESCAPE-pain 

ESCAPE-Pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain.  It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with and takes them through an individual progressive exercise programme so they can learn to cope with pain better. There is also an app that is available for  free on Apple or Android phones.

PATIENT INFORMATION ON ORTHOPAEDIC PROCEDURES

Once you are considering or having an operation, you should receive patient information from your  hospital or consultant. Below are some typical information leaflets for different procedures.

KNEE REPLACEMENT: GENERAL INFORMATION

This is a general leaflet published by the NHS.

This is a general leaflet published by Versus Arthritis, the leading UK charity for people with arthritis.

This is a general leaflet published by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

This is a leaflet on advice for six weeks after a knee replacement published by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

HIP REPLACEMENT: GENERAL INFORMATION

This is a general leaflet published by the NHS.

This is a general leaflet published by Versus Arthritis, the leading UK charity for people with arthritis.

This is a general leaflet published by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

This is a leaflet on hip precautions following a hip replacement or revision of hip replacement  for six weeks published by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

REVISION OF HIP REPLACEMENT 

This is a general leaflet published by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

This is a leaflet on hip precautions following a hip replacement or revision of hip replacement  for six weeks published by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

SHOULDER REPLACEMENT: GENERAL INFORMATION

This is a general leaflet published by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

This is a general leaflet published by Versus Arthritis, the leading UK charity for people with arthritis.

PHYSIOTHERAPY ADVICE AFTER A KNEE REPLACEMENT

This is a patient information leaflet specifically based on Southampton and written by the University of Southampton but includes good information on what happens when you are in hospital and on physiotherapy exercises.

HYDROTHERAPY

This leaflet from Versus Arthritis explains how hydrotherapy works.

NATIONAL JOINT REGISTER (NJR)

When you have a joint replacement, you consent to have the details placed on the National Joint Register. This explains about how the NJR helps patients.

BOOKS 

Ajula, Rupy The Doctor’s Kitchen: supercharge your health with 100 delicious everyday recipes

Chatterjee, Rangan The four pillar plan: How to relax, eat, move and sleep your way to a longer, healthier life. Penguin Life 2017

Chatterjee, Rangan The Stress Solution: 4 steps to a calmer, happier, healthier you. Penguin Life 2018

Jacka, Felice Brain Changer: The Good Mental Health Diet. Macmillan Australia  2019 ( In UK on Kindle)

The latest science on how diet can affect your risk of anxiety and depression and influence the health of your brain

Spector, Tim The Diet Myth:The real science behind what we eat W and N 2016

Wilson, Bee The Way We Eat Now Fourth Estate 2019

Yeo, Giles Gene Eating: The science of obesity and the truth about diets