The foot and ankle together form an extremely intricate instrument that allows us to walk, run, jump and play on a wide range of terrain over the duration of our lives. Unsurprisingly, foot and ankle problems will affect ¾ of people over the course of their lives.
The knee joint is a common source of problems throughout life. In the young patient sporting injuries are common, whilst degenerative conditions become more common as we get older.
We increasingly lead more active lives and pursue an ever growing range of sporting activities. Sports cause injuries that require specific expertise to treat and many of our surgeons are specifically interested in treating sporting injuries.
Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth, low-friction movement of the joint...
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.
James Carmichael was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust in May 2010.
My website contains information on conditions affecting the foot, ankle and knee. I hope to provide some useful information to assist both patients and clinicians in the decision making around common problems affecting this area.