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  Anterior knee pain The enigma of the knee


Mr Houlihan-Burne talks to the Guardian Newspaper about new materials and technologies being utilised in knee reconstructive surgery


Plastic band that can make a wonky knee as good as new

Every year thousands of Britons tear a knee ligament, increasing their risk of developing arthritis. Carlo Barbieri, 51, a civil servant from Bexleyheath in Kent, was given a new artificial knee ligament.

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Fortius ClinicMr Houlihan-Burne is privileged and excited to have been asked to work with  this prestigious clinic in central London. Housing some of the most respected Sports and Orthopaedic surgeons in the the UK, he hopes to build on his reputation and expand his practice in Central London. Situated in Fitzhardinge Street, W1H, this clinic is convenient for London residents and Commuter belt patients who work in London.

Clinics will be held on a Thursday afternoon. Please click the link below or telephone 0845 853 1000 for an appointment.

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Watford Observer Quotes Mr Houlihan-Burne in 2009 regarding the design and opening of the Mount Vernon Treatment Centre

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, David Houlihan-Burne, who has overseen the project, pointed to infection control being the most important aspect of the new building.

He said: "I suppose the most important thing for me was starting off here in a brand new building with a zero per cent infection rate. And that, from the public's perspective is where we want to stay.

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Article in 'Orthopaedics Today' quoting Mr Houlihan-Burne as co-chairman at recent European Rapid Recovery meeting


  Prevention and Injury and Enhance Performance programme for knee injuries


  UPDATE FOR PATIENTS INSURED BY BUPA


Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

Following recent articles in the national press, I wanted to reassure all hip replacement patients of the 3 Rivers Clinic. Mr Houlihan-Burne and Mr Vedi do not and have not used DePuy hip replacements. The hip replacements we universally use, and have done for the last 5 years, are made by Biomet and called the 'Taperloc' stem and 'Exceed ABT / Ringloc X' cup. The bearing surfaces are either a polyethylene socket and a cobalt chrome alloy (metal) ball or a ceramic socket and ball . This hip replacement and the bearings, were chosen by us because they have a long pedigree with good outcome data and low rates of loosening. We are confident that we do not anticipate there being any problems with it in the future.

We hope this puts your mind at rest, however if you would like to discuss this an further, please don't hesitate to get in touch with your surgeon or click on the link in the useful links section relating to hip replacements.


85 year old man keeps active thanks to pioneering new 3D knee surgery at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

Lionel Byrne, an 85 year-old grandfather is planning to keep active and independent well into his twilight years thanks to advanced and pioneering new surgery to replace his damaged right knee. The new treatment, Signature knee, uses MRI imaging to create a 3D image of the patient’s knee. With this information the surgeon can carefully pre-plan the surgery and create a bespoke, patient matched knee replacement to replace their faulty joint. The patient matched instrumentation and ability to pre-plan the operation reduces the length of time spent in theatre to just 40 minutes compared with 60-90 minutes for a traditional procedure. Lionel, a former advertising executive who had the new treatment back in March 2011, is now fully recovered and singing the praises of the designer knee, consultant and staff at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital who have helped him “keep active”.

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