At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 169
MEET THE EXPERT
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medical conditions, anatomy,
Mr Daniel Cohen
is a consultant
surgeon at the
Trust and honorary
at the School of Health Sciences,
University of Salford Manchester.
Mr Cohen graduated from the
University of Liverpool with a
commendation. He completed higher
surgical training before embarking on
complex hip and knee replacement
fellowships. He was appointed an
honorary senior lecturer at the
University of Salford in Manchester
for his teaching and work in the fields
of hip surgery and biomechanics.
Mr Cohen provides a patient-centred
hip and knee replacement service at the
Penine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and
the BMI Highfield Hospital in Rochdale.
By using implants with the best track
record and modern surgical techniques,
Mr Cohen achieves the greatest possible
outcomes for his patients.
What is the treatment?
Initial treatment is conservative and
consists of painkillers, modifying
activities, bracing, walking aids and
physiotherapy. Only when symptoms
become more severe and conservative
treatments are no longer effective,
will Mr Cohen consider partial or
full replacement of the joint. Pain relief,
combined with increased mobility,
significantly improves the quality of
life for those patients who have
undergone joint replacement surgery.
What else causes pain?
Trauma can also be a cause of knee
and hip pain. Orthopaedic trauma refers
to injuries of the muscles, tendons,
ligaments, bones, joints, nerves,
blood vessels or related soft tissues
that most commonly occur during
sports, exercise or any other physical
activity. Other causes include accidents,
poor training practices or using the
wrong kind of gear.
Musculoskeletal injuries are a group
of painful disorders that result in
impaired function. Depending on the
cause of the pain, the solution might be
a set of exercises, pain relief medication,
minor surgery or a combination of all
three. But for many people, knee and
hip problems become so intractable that
the best solution is to replace the joint.
Knee and hip replacement surgery uses
implants, made from metal, high-density
polyethylene or ceramic, to replace a
diseased or worn-out joint.
The operation typically takes around
60 minutes and involves an overnight
stay. After surgery, patients benefit
from increased mobility and no more
What happens in future?
The good news is the vast majority
of knee and hip replacements last a
lifetime. The success rate and longevity
is high, with more than 95% of knee and
hip replacements still functioning well
10 years after surgery and more than
80% still working 20 years later.
'Mr Cohen came highly
recommended after sessions
of physiotherapy failed to
address a recurrent problem
with my knee.'
'He swiftly and accurately
diagnosed the problem yet
was sympathetic about my
reluctance for an invasive
procedure (I'm a working
mother and didn't relish any
type of surgical disruption).'
'With each consultation, I found
him to be thorough, considered
and extremely reassuring.'
'Mr Cohen has given me my
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