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So 2 weeks have past since the epic ‘Race to the Stones’ 100km Ultramarathon, and I sit here and reflect on the past year or so, since I decided to go out of my comfort zone and challenge myself by entering this crazy event. Firstly, I’m full of emotion due to the...

July 2019 So its under 2 weeks to go and things are hotting up …. 33c on Saturday eeekkk..I’m just really keen to get it underway now but am still a little apprehensive about the second part of the race. I had a great planning evening with our good friend Steve Brown,...

3 months to go till the 100k ‘Race to the Stones’ challenge and training has steadily increased with some great trails around the local countryside. The big weekend had to be the super Saturday down in Cardiff to watch Wales win the grand slam followed by my first R...

What a start to the New Year, after signing up to do this crazy @racetothestones 100km ultramarathon in November last year my left knee started to have other ideas ! After a few grumbling, warning signs during the summer and autumn, on the 30th December whist crouching...

This blog explains all about the condition Trigger thumb, what it is and how it is managed.

What is trigger thumb?

Trigger Thumb is a condition seen in young children where the thumb gets stuck in a flexed (bent) position (see picture 1a and b) This occurs because the te...

This blog explains the relevant anatomy, clinical features and treatment strategies for Iliotibial band friction syndrome, which is a common cause of pain on the outside of the knee, caused by inflammation as the tendon rubs over the bone. It’s a very common cause of...

May 29, 2018

Blog - Children’s orthopaedic surgeons at Royal Berkshire Hospital perform a growing telescopic hip screw operation in Reading, to treat a 9 year old boy with slipped upper femoral epiphysis. (SUFE). SUFE is a children’s hip condition that usually affects children arou...

May 2, 2018

It’s funny how surgical treatments in medicine sometimes tend to turn full circle. This blog explains all about ACL repair, in contrast to ACL reconstruction, as an option to treat ACL injuries surgically. I think it offers a really good solution for some younger patie...

April 23, 2018

Perthes disease, a hip disorder in young children, is defined as idiopathic (unknown cause) avascular necrosis (disruption of the blood supply) of the capital femoral epiphysis. (top part of the ball of the growing hip joint). First described around 1910 independently...

April 16, 2018

This Blog looks at a common complaint of growing pains in active children. These night time aches and pains are often called "growing pains" or "idiopathic" (of unknown cause) limb pains. They are relatively common in children and usually come betwe...