Keeping you on track - your sports injuries questions answered (UCLH web chat) 

This one hour web chat took place at:
3 - 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2013

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Training for a marathon?  Got some twinges and niggles that might stop you from going the whole distance?  Or are you digging out your trainers for the first time in years and want to know if those aches and pains are down to being a bit rusty or something a bit more serious? 

Whatever your concerns, our sports injuries experts, consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Sam Oussedik and clinical specialist physiotherapist Mr Bruce Paton were available to answer your questions in our live web chat.  Mr Oussedik specialises in knee and lower limb surgery and counts sports injuries, joint preserving surgery, knee replacement, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and rehabilitation following surgery among his interests. He is a keen runner and completed the Sydney half marathon despite a chronic knee injury.  

Mr Bruce Paton is a specialist physiotherapist specialising in lower limb musculoskeletal disorders, trauma, orthopaedics and rheumatology with research interests including Knee Injury/ surgery rehabilitation hip and groin injury, foot and ankle pain and injury, osteoarthritis and inflammation and swelling post surgery. Mr Paton worked with the medical and therapies teams at London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games and at five London marathons.  Practising what he preaches, Mr Paton has also run several marathons (the London Marathon three times) and triathlons.

Both Mr Oussedik and Mr Paton will treat patients at the new Institute of Sport and Exercise Health (ISEH) when it opens in summer 2013.  The ISEH is a partnership between UCLH, University College London, English Institute of Sport, the British Olympic Association and private hospital group HCA.  The ISEH brings together research, education and NHS services under one roof and will enable NHS patients to access the same quality of care available to elite sportsmen and women.

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