References

There are many sources of information on orthopaedic operations online. I have listed some UK based sources 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 the 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.

ARMA, the Association for Arthritis and Muscloskeletal Alliance

is the umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK, and their  mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions. There are 26 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies

This is a policy position paper from them on how people are able to manage their conditions with support from health professionals.

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.