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Injuries & Surgery

Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell
Jonathan works as a consultant at Wimbledon Clinics and specialises in knee surgery, but he can advise on a wide range of sports injuries.

Knee Injuries - ACL

  • Q: I have damaged my anterior cruciate ligament in the past. Can you recommend where I can purchase a substantial knee brace. View answer

  • Q: I have a torn anterior cruciate ligament. I am planning my first ski holiday but would snowboarding be better? View answer

  • Q: I tore my ACL at the begining of the year. I have had an operation to replace it, should I ski this winter or wait a year? View answer

Knee Injuries - Meniscus

  • Q: I damaged the meniscus in my knee and plan to ski in 3 weeks what would you advise? View answer

  • Q: My wife, a good skier, mid 60s, had keyhole surgery mid Nov 2012 for a torn meniscus. The op was successful and she's had good physio since. Would a knee brace help now, do they work, especially the high tech CTI type. View answer

Knee Injuries - Other

  • Q: I dislocated my patella and have had months of hinged brace and physio - is there any specific advice for getting back onto skis, eg support and exercises? View answer

  • Q: My wife has had her knee washed out by keyhole surgery and was told she couldn't ski anymore is this true? View answer

  • Q: Wear and tear arthritis causes my knees to swell with fluid after approximately 4 days of skiing. They are then very sore for up to 3 weeks after. View answer

Foot injuries

  • Q: I snapped my left achilles tendon last March and had an operation to repair it. Now my right tendon feels a bit strange. Is it possible to snap it while skiing or do the boots help protect it? View answer

  • Q: believe I have mild faciitis (heel pain) and intend to rest the foot as much as possible before skiing. Do you have any suggestions? View answer

  • Q: I broke my ankle two years ago and now suffer some arthritis pain. I know my ankle is a mess after playing too much sqaush over the years. I'm seventy very active, still ski and play tennis. My question is if I have the ankle fused will I still be ab View answer

Other Injuries

  • Q: I have developed a pin point pain in my right buttock on the outside of it, it isnt present when exercising but it exhibits as a stab type pain in certain every day positions. Can I train through it, can I stretch it out, what is it? View answer

  • Q: I broke my leg and had a plate put in the tibia. I can ski again but it's quite painful. Should I get the plate removed now? View answer

  • Q: I have been told that I need a hip replacement will this stop me from skiing? View answer

Injury Prevention

  • Q: Some of our ski party are going to wear helmets this year. Is there really any benefit from wearing a helmet? View answer

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