Mrs Karen Luscombe is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Leighton Hospital. She graduated from Leeds University in 1991 and undertook her orthopaedic training in the Oswestry/West Midlands region. She has a specialist interest in Knee Surgery including arthroscopic surgery and arthroplasty.
Karen offers a wide range of arthroscopic (minimal access) surgery for the treatment of sports injuries and early osteoarthritis. One of the modern procedures she offers is the technique of microfracture. This technique is used to stimulate cartilage regeneration. It often provides patients with relief from pain and also delays (or prevents) the need for joint replacement.
Mrs Luscombe also performs anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction – another procedure commonly associated with sports injuries. This operation can often be performed as a day case procedure.
Severe osteoarthritis of the knee is most effectively treated with either unicompartmental (one side of the knee joint only) or total knee replacement.
Mrs Luscombe is keen to remain at the forefront of modern orthopaedic surgery, and regularly attends courses and conferences organised by ISAKOS and the Brtish Orthopaedic Association, to monitor advances within her area of interest.