Treatments

Initial treatment involves first aid for the knee. Physiotherapy may be recommended at this stage to aid with early rehabilitation. If you have a locked knee then you will be recommended early urgent surgery. The surgery is done via key hole surgery (arthroscopy) and the meniscus tear will be assessed as to whether it needs to be trimmed or whether it has suitability for a meniscal repair

Partial Knee Replacement

The knee must meet strict criteria to qualify for this – namely the knee must have good movement, not be too bent or deformed and have intact ligaments. The medial knee compartment is replaced far more that the lateral knee compartment or knee cap joint. The partial knee versus total knee debate Doing a knee […]

Total Knee Replacement

In certain circumstances the lining of your patella may be removed and replaced with a plastic ‘button’. This is a very effective method of reducing pain from arthritic knees. The procedure will take several weeks to get over the acute surgery and you will ‘settle in’ to your new knee rapidly and continue to improve […]

Arthroscopy

Before surgery If you have medical conditions then you may be invited to attend a pre-assessment clinic by one of our specialist nurses. Routine blood tests, tracing of the chest (ECG) and an MRSA swab will be performed to ensure you are safe to be admitted to hospital. If you have any source of infection […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Before surgery If you have medical conditions then you may be invited to attend a pre-assessment clinic by one of our specialist nurses. Routine blood tests, tracing of the chest (ECG) and an MRSA swab will be performed to ensure you are safe to be admitted to hospital. If you have any source of infection […]