Bones, Joints & Muscles 3rd December 2018

Empowering people with disabilities

British wheelchair basketball paralympian Laurie Williams has a big list of achievements. Despite being diagnosed with a debilitating nerve condition called motor neuropathy as a toddler following an undiagnosed virus, Laurie later shot to fame on the basketball court, where ...

by Editorial Team

Bones, Joints & Muscles 22nd June 2017

Body Proud: Willibald Panzer

Willibald Panzer (61) is passionate about sport. In 2010 he injured his left shoulder while playing beach volleyball. When the pain became unbearable, Willibald decided to have an artificial shoulder fitted. After the operation and subsequent rehabilitation therapy he was able to ...

by Editorial Team

Bones, Joints & Muscles 31st January 2017

Getting a new knee at 73

When Peter Schmelter’s kneecap was shattered into five pieces in an accident 55 years ago, the only option was to stick them back together.  In 1962, total knee replacements - or TKRs - were still several years away and so Peter, ...

by Karen Finn