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Knee surgery

Private treatment for all knee conditions

Knee pain is a common problem, often caused by a sports injury or general wear-and-tear as we get older.

Many knee injuries will resolve themselves naturally over time, but if your symptoms do continue to bother you, further investigation and treatment may be needed to resolve them.

Similarly, if you’re suffering from wear and tear in your knee and your symptoms are starting to get more severe and limiting your mobility, medical guidance and expert treatment can be extremely helpful in keeping you active.

At BMI The Alexandra, leading Consultant Knee Surgeons provide treatment for all knee conditions, helping people get out of pain and back to better mobility and knee function once more. Whether you’ve damaged a ligament or meniscus, have osteoarthritis in the joint or are being affected by poor alignment of the knee, they would be delighted to help you.

Often reassurance and suitable advice for recovery is all that is needed, but if further treatment is needed, we can arrange it for you simply and quickly.

Treatments available at The Alexandra include physical therapy, cortisone injections or surgery, including state-of-the-art Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Surgery.

In addition, biological therapies such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are also available for certain knee conditions such as arthritis or tendinitis.

It’s important to know that many people who visit with a Consultant Knee Surgeon for help will not actually require knee surgery.

Instead, their symptoms can be suitably managed and relieved using non-surgical (conservative) treatments such as physiotherapy, pain relief medication and joint injections.

If your knee symptoms don’t respond to conservative treatment and continue to cause you pain or difficulty, you may need surgery.

Consultant Knee Surgeons with national and international profiles choose to carry out their knee surgeries at The Alexandra. As the largest private hospital outside London, we can provide the full range of surgical treatments including:

One of the huge advantages to having your knee replacement surgery at The Alexandra is our MAKO robot for Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.

This is available to private patients and allows for a greater degree of accuracy when balancing the knee.

Standard knee replacements may be 5-10 degrees out, whereas assistance from the MAKO robot can mean the surgery is accurate to fractions of millimetres.

This greater level of precision means your ‘new’ knee is far more likely to feel and function like you ‘old’, natural knee. In addition, there will be less peripheral damage to the knee and the surrounding muscles during surgery and your recovery time will often shorter.

If you would be interested in learning more about MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Surgery, please ask you Consultant about it during your appointment.

When you meet with your Consultant at The Alexandra, they will take a detailed medical history and ask you about your symptoms. They may ask you questions like:

  • What symptoms do you have?
  • When did you first notice these symptoms?
  • Was there an obvious cause?(For example, was your knee knocked heavily in a tackle while playing rugby?)
  • If you have pain in the knee, can you describe it?
  • Have you tried any treatments? If so, were they of any help?
  • Are your current symptoms preventing or limiting you doing certain activities?

Your Consultant will carry out a physical examination of your knee, and possibly your hip, back and lower leg if they suspect a problem in any of these places. Sometimes, pain in the knee can be caused by a problem in one of these areas.

Depending on your specific symptoms and their physical examination of your knee, your Consultant may want you to have some additional tests or investigations. Our comprehensive imaging facilities include X-ray, MRI, CT and Ultrasound, giving easy access to these as required when we investigate your knee problem.

Once the results of any tests are back and your Consultant has been able to confirm a diagnosis, they will discuss the results and explain suitable treatment options.

For some knee problems, your Consultant may carry out a type of keyhole surgery known as knee arthroscopy. This gives them a clear view inside the knee joint. If any particular problems are seen, such as cartilage damage or ligament tears, these can often be addressed during the arthroscopy, avoiding the need for more surgery in the future.

People choose to have their knee treatment at The Alexandra for a number of reasons. Some are referred to us from their GP, physiotherapist, sports physiotherapist or osteopath. Others are recommended to us by friends or family members who have been previously treated by us.

Many of our patients are from Manchester and the surrounding areas, but people also travel from much further afield, including from the Lake District, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire, because of the expertise of the Consultant Knee Surgeons on-site.

Whether you live close by in Manchester itself or will be travelling from further afield, using private medical insurance or our self-pay option, you will benefit from:

  • Fast Assessment – Knee pain can have a big impact on your quality of life. If you’re in pain or frustrated by mobility issues, you’ll value being able to see a Consultant Knee Surgeon as soon as possible. With rapid, easy access to an expert in knee health, you’ll be able to benefit from treatment sooner when you choose The Alexandra.
  • Tailored approach – Every knee is different, and any knee surgery needs to be precisely calibrated to that particular knee to ensure you have a stable joint that works properly. MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Surgery makes it easier to provide a stable, well-functioning knee joint. Your Consultant will tailor your treatment to ensure you see the strongest benefits as soon as possible.
  • Remote Consultation – Consultations for knee problems are normally carried out in person on-site here at The Alexandra. However, we can offer remote consultations by telephone or online video call when required and where clinically appropriate.
  • Recommended by our patients – In an independent survey, 97.3% of the people we treated said they were likely or highly likely to recommend BMI The Alexandra Hospital to their friends and family. We continue to focus on providing the very highest level of care to everyone who chooses us for their knee treatment.
  • Comprehensive support: Following knee surgery, a well-structured recovery and rehabilitation programme is vital. Our on-site physiotherapy team will work closely with your Consultant and you, both before and after your surgery, to help you safely regain strength, movement and function in your knee again.
  • Multidisciplinary team: With leading Consultant Knee Surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, radiologists and countless other healthcare professionals on-site at any one time, you will always be well-supported throughout your time with us, no matter how complicated your knee problem. Indeed, more complex cases can be discussed with other specialists within a multidisciplinary team meeting in order to formulate the very best treatment pathway for you.

If you’re struggling with any type of knee problem, whether pain, stiffness or weakness, we can help.

There are a range of treatments available, all of which can be provided at BMI The Alexandra Hospital.

 For peace of mind and expert care ASAP, book your appointment online today.

Specialists Offering Knee surgery

Mr Inder Gill

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hip and Knee Specialist)

MBBS; MS Orth; FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Mounir Hakimi

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedic)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital 1 more BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Ashok Paul

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS 1983; FRCS (ed) General 1987 FRCS (g) ortho & trauma (1994)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Professor David Sands Johnson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MB ChB FRCS(Tr&Orth) MPhil

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr Syam Morapudi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Professor Sanjiv Jari

Consultant Knee, Lower Limb and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Tr&Orth), Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship(USA), CCST (Tr.& Orth) , Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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