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Practise on crutches to be prepared after surgery

7 things you can do before Surgery to get a better result

While we’re all well aware of the need for rehabilitation and physiotherapy after surgery we don’t think about the preparations we need to make BEFORE surgery. Ask questions – Make sure you understand: what will happen at the hospital, the type of procedure you are having, how long you will be in hospital and who you will be seeing afterwards. the procedure is when you leave hospital and how you…

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Hip Dysplasia is 7 times more common in women

Hip dysplasia

A hip replacement is a fairly common procedure if you have arthritis in your hips. But what if it’s not that simple? The incorrect procedure can lead to long term issues and pain. Taking the time to get the right diagnosis is a critical part of choosing the correct procedure for you. Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis in young women but it is easy to…

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Top 10 tips for choosing a surgeon

My Top 10 Tips for choosing a surgeon.

So you have had a conversation with your family doctor or other medical specialist and they have suggested surgery as a solution. But how do you go about actually choosing the right surgeon for your procedure, especially in a new country? Here are my top 10 tips for choosing the right surgeon for you: Recommendations – from your friends and family who had a good result as well as other…

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New Surgical techniques for feet

Getting you back on your feet

Foot pain can literally stop us in our tracks. Bunions, hammer toes, flat feet . . . all can cause discomfort, change our shoe choices and prevent us living the life we want. The complicated foot One quarter of all our bones are in our feet – 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. That is a LOT of activity in a very small space. Precision…

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Leg Pain- ankle, knee, hip and back - all connected

Hip, Knee or Back?

Surgical precision – not only the precision of work when you are performing surgery, but precision in making the choice of where and how to operate.  Taking the time A 5 minute consultation is not enough. An MRI scan alone is not enough. Let’s say you come to me complaining of pain in your right knee. Now the simple thing for me to do is to listen to your brief…

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How to make surgery more effective

How to make surgery more effective

I have been an orthopaedic surgeon in Finland for over 20 years. In that time I have worked in specialist orthopaedic hospitals treating patients that “others can’t fix”. This broad range of experience in private and state hospitals and clinics has given me an opportunity to examine what makes the difference for my patients between “fine” and “excellent”. I have found that using the principles of Functional Medicine have made…

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Dr Lepisto in the EWN

The Euro Weekly Introduces Dr Jyri Lepistö

A lovely full page spread from our long time colleagues at The Euro Weekly News – Costa del Sol to introduce my new colleague – Dr Jyri Lepistö.  Innovative, Integrated Surgery – Dr Jyri Lepistö Many Euro Weekly readers will be familiar with our long time collaborator, Estelle Mitchell, Clinical Director of the Bodyworks Clinic. However, there is now a new member of the team, Dr Jyri Lepistö, Orthopaedic Consultant. For…

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Costa del Success

The Bodyworks Clinic – Successful Treatment

Another lovely interview with our friends at The Euro Weekly News as part of their Costa del Success series. What an honour to be considered successful!  Estelle Mitchell founded The Bodyworks Clinic in 2004, for 12 years she has offered physiotherapy, health screening and a number of innovative treatment options focusing on non-surgical options. Having been on the Costa del Sol through good times and bad we asked Estelle for…

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Dr Jyri Lepisto, Orthopaedic Consultant

Introducing Dr Jyri Lepisto, Orthopaedic Consultant

As most people who know me professionally know, I view surgery as the last resort, something to be avoided where possible. However I would hope that I’m also known for my honesty and the fact that I want to help my patients get better as quickly and effectively as possible. And sometimes surgery is the best option. So I am pleased to welcome Dr Jyri Lepistö, Orthopaedic Consultant to Bodyworks.…

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