Knee Surgery

Total Knee Replacement:
Used to treat pain and disability arising from osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. I use a contemporary prosthesis that is proving to have excellent durability. In younger patients I am using newer materials with the potential for reduced wear in the artificial joint.

Medial Compartment Replacement:
A very common pattern of osteoarthritis in the knee affects only the medial compartment (the inside of the knee). In these patients it is possible to replace only the worn out part of the knee preserving the other parts of the joint and the ligaments that would otherwise have to be sacrificed in order to carry out a full knee replacement. The benefits of this are a smaller operation for the patient, reduced stay in hospital and faster recovery.

Patellofemoral Replacement:
A less common pattern of osteoarthitis (often not readily recognised) that affects the joint surfaces between the kneecap and the femur (the patellofemoral compartment). This avoids the need to replace the main part of the knee with similar benefits to a medial compartment replacement.

Extensor Mechanism Realignment:
A surgical technique using minimal access surgery used to treat some anterior knee pain syndromes and recurrent dislocation/instability of the patella.

Knee Arthroscopy:
A commonly performed ‘keyhole’ operation used to treat an assortment of conditions including meniscal (cartilage) tears, loose bodies (bone fragments), and to alleviate symptoms arising from early arthritis.

Patellar Tendon Decompression
A minimal access procedure used for treating resistant cases of chronic inflammation of the patellar tendon (patellar tendon tendinosis).