The Orthopod - an osteoarthritis podcast
In this episode we explore osteoarthritis with consultant orthopedic surgeon Mr Mark Latimer. We look at the causes of and treatments for osteoarthritis along with the need for more research into the subject. The podcast covers the risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis. We cover the surgical and non surgical treatments of a potentially disabling disease that will affect 85% of us.
NB. an error has been noted at 15 minutes in – the injectable treatment used privately in the UK if of course Hyaluronic acid and not glucosamine
Mr Latimer works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at both Addenbrookes Hospital and at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals. He has a specialist interest in children’s orthopaedics, adult lower limb surgery and trauma surgery.
Before studying medicine he graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Engineering Economics and Management. He performed Engineering research for both ICI and Monsanto as an intern before going on to complete a fourth year Masters in Engineering at Oxford.
He subsequently studied Pre-Clinical Medicine at Oxford University and Clinical Medicine at Cambridge University. He was awarded the degree of MBBChir in December 1997.
He joined the East Anglian Orthopaedic Rotation in 2002. This included 2 years of dedicated lower limb surgery in Cambridge.
He passed his FRCS (Tr & Orth) exams in 2007 and was selected for the prestigious Ingham Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in Sydney. He spent a little over a year in Sydney. The fellowship included a comprehensive training in all aspects of children’s orthopaedic and trauma surgery as well as an opportunity to work in the Kerry Packer Research Institute with Professor David Little.
Mr Mark Latimer was awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2018 from iWantGreatCare in February 2018.
- Children’s Orthopaedics
- Adult Hip and Knee Surgery
- Trauma Surgery
- General medical reports
- Expert witness work relating to non-accidental injury
- Medical negligence work
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Arthrodesis – The surgical fusing of a joint to relieve pain
Arthroscopy – Keyhole surgery of a joint
Cochran review- A database of scientific reviews which pool together a number of studies to try to produce the best available evidence on a medical topic
Haemarthrosis – Joint damage caused by bleeding within a joint. Often a very disabling complication of hemophilia
Hip Resurfacing – an alternative to hip replacement where the head of the femur has a new artificial surface put onto it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_resurfacing
Intra-articular – Within a joint