Olly Murs health latest: Singer posts update after ‘serious’ surgery on his knee

Olly Murs, 35, posted an image of himself in hospital after his knee surgery, revealing he was putting on a “brave face”. Taking to Twitter, The Voice judge wrote: “Hey guys!! Quick update from me! I’m putting on a brave face for the gram but this week I’ve been recovering from serious knee surgery, something I’ve needed for sometime. “I’m not quite sure how I’m going to cope sitting still like this for the next few months…”

I’m putting on a brave face for the gram but this week I’ve been recovering from serious knee surgery, something I’ve needed for sometime

Olly Murs

Olly then went on to share another, more gruesome image, along with the caption: “its going to kill me but it’s what’s needed.

“I’m also going to use this time as an opportunity to take myself off social media for a while – focus on my recovery and spend some time on myself, with friends and family….”

Olly completed his posts with a third image of him standing using crutches.

The singer did not reveal if he had undergone a complete knee replacement, or something else.

There are other options that can be tried before an entire knee replacement, the NHS advises on its website.

Knee replacement surgery – what is it and what else can be done to the knees?

The NHS advise there are two types of knee replacement which will be offered if other treatments haven’t worked. These are:

  • Total knee replacement (TKR) – both sides of your knee joint are replaced
  • Partial (half) knee replacement (PKR) – only one side of your joint is replaced in a smaller operation with a shorter hospital stay and recovery period

Those suffering with knee pain may be offered knee replacement surgery if:

  • They have severe pain, swelling and stiffness in their knee joint and mobility is reduced
  • Their knee pain is so severe that it interferes with quality of life and sleep and everyday tasks, such as shopping or getting out of the bath, are difficult or impossible
  • They are feeling depressed because of the pain and lack of mobility
  • They can’t work or have a normal social life

Other alternatives to knee replacement surgery:

  • Arthroscopic washout and debridement – an arthroscope (tiny telescope) is inserted into the knee, which is then washed out with saline to clear out any bits of bone or cartilage
  • Osteotomy – during an open operation, the surgeon cuts the shin bone and realigns it so that weight is no longer focused on the damaged part of the knee
  • Mosaicplasty – a keyhole operation that involves transferring plugs of hard cartilage, together with some underlying bone from another part of the knee, to repair the damaged surface

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