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23rd February 2024Men's health

What is gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is a common condition where men experience breast tissue enlargement often due to hormonal imbalances. The condition, characterised by breast tenderness and swelling, can be diagnosed through physical exams and medical evaluations. Treatment varies from medications to surgery, with patients often seeking specialist advice for persistent or distressing cases. Read more
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22nd February 2024Bones and joints

Coping with a rotator cuff injury

Read about what a rotator cuff injury entails and its impact on your daily life. Discover a variety of coping mechanisms, from at home support to non-surgical treatments. Although surgery is a last resort, we touch on what circumstances might need such an intervention. Your path to better shoulder health begins here. Read more
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21st February 2024Bones and joints

Why does my wrist hurt?

Wrist pain is a common symptom with many possible causes, including an injury to the wrist and some health conditions Read more
Consultant examining man's wrist - why does my wrist hurt?
15th February 2024Bones and joints

What is a partial knee replacement?

A <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=1526B8B62DCA44848A4D7B329FDF6712&amp;_z=z">partial knee replacement</a>&nbsp;is a procedure to replace part of the knee joint. It is also known as a unicompartmental knee replacement or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. It can be used to treat the early stages of <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=6BDA12408236422FB5D08D14B2813C22&amp;_z=z">knee arthritis</a>&nbsp;and involves replacing only the damaged part of the knee joint, instead of the whole knee. Read more
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14th February 2024Bones and joints

What is a shoulder replacement?

A <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=3FC2DC7E3E4C4899803F907F611E5477&amp;_z=z">shoulder replacement</a>&nbsp;is an operation to replace your shoulder joint Read more
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