Knee Procedures

Arthroscopic Meniscal Surgery

The meniscal cartilages are elastic shock absorbers inside the knee and damage to them increases the risk of future arthritis. Tears in the meniscal cartilages are very common and if they are causing symptoms  surgical treatment may be required using knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery). The meniscal cartilages have a poor blood supply therefore most tears will not heal and simply require trimming. Some tears can be surgically repaired. 

Patient Information Patient Information Leaflet (0.5MB)
 Rehabilitation Protocol Rehabilitation Protocol (0.4MB)
Arthroscopic Meniscectomy Technique Animation
Technique Animation

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

The most commonly torn ligament inside the knee is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This ligament normally stops the tibia (shin bone) from sliding and rotating forwards on the femur (thigh bone). A rupture can lead to knee instability causing the knee to feel unstable and give way. Treatment may include  physiotherapy to build muscle strength and improve reactions to help compensate for the missing ligament.  Patients with continuing instability may require surgical reconstruction of the  ligament.

Patient Information Leaflet (0.4MB)
Rehabilitation Protocol Rehabilitation Protocol (0.4MB)

Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The aim of this procedure is to relieve pain and improve the function of the knee.

Patient Information Leaflet (0.4MB)

Patient Specific Total Knee Replacement

The Conformis custom knee replacement has been introduced to allow patients to have a knee replacement manufactured to fit their individual anatomy.

Conformis Presentation (3 MB)     

Cartilage Regeneration

The management of cartilage injury in the knee is an ongoing challenge for surgeons. The latest positive results from the use of microfracture supported by a polyglcolic acid scaffold provide support for a promising treatment option provided by our sureons.

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Disclaimer

The animations provided are for illustrative purposes only and may not accurately mirror the precise surgical technique used during any given procedure.

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