BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital, in Longfield, offers a range of orthopaedic services to treat and manage degenerative conditions as well as injuries caused by trauma or sport. Musculoskeletal conditions are wide-ranging and may relate to the bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons or joints. Our consultant orthopaedic surgeons can perform common procedures such as arthroscopy and joint replacement, but we also offer non-surgical services like steroid injections.
Our friendly team will care for you throughout your visit to Fawkham Manor Hospital. If you do require a hospital stay, the converted Manor House and beautiful grounds of the Fawkham estate is an idyllic environment.
To complement our orthopaedic services we offer:
Our consultants will help identify the underlying cause of your back pain and recommend the treatment that best meets your needs.
If musculoskeletal conditions are causing chronic pain, you may be referred to our pain clinic.
Physiotherapy may be recommended prior to surgery and to support your recovery following an operation. Our onsite chartered physiotherapists can also recommend exercise programmes to help you manage chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Our consultants regularly perform:
Total joint replacement surgery
An orthopaedic consultant may recommend that an arthritic or damaged joint is completely replaced by prosthesis in order to restore mobility or reduce pain. Common joints to require a total joint replacement are the hips and the knees. Although it depends on the individual patient, after an open joint replacement it is likely you will only need to stay in hospital a few days. Physiotherapy will play an important role in your rehabilitation and you will be encouraged to continue your exercise programme at home too.
A small camera on a thin metal tube (arthroscope) can be used by orthopaedic surgeons to accurately diagnose and treat conditions relating to the knee. A knee arthroscopy usually only requires an incision of a few millimeters and this can help minimise recovery time.
Cruciate ligament reconstruction
One of the most common sports injuries, occurring in the knee, is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. ACL damage can affect your stability and cause significant pain; it often requires extensive physiotherapy and may require surgery.
Carpal tunnel release
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pain, tingling or weakness in the hand caused by pressure on the median nerve as it passes into the wrist. Although it can be associated with arthritis, pregnancy, injury and diabetes, there may be no identifiable underlying cause. Nerve conduction tests may be required to aid diagnosis. As well as surgery, there are nonsurgical treatment options including splints, injections and hand therapy.
At Fawkham Manor hospital in Kent we offer the following treatments relating to Orthopaedics: