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Our dedicated Private Orthopaedic Centre offers private knee surgery
If any part of the knee, whether structural of functional, is damaged by injury or disease, it can cause symptoms such as pain and stiffness.
Sports injuries and general wear-and-tear are common causes of knee pain.
Many knee injuries will improve over time, but if symptoms do not resolve you may need further investigations and expert advice.
If you suffer from wear and tear and your knee pain becomes more severe and limits your mobility, you may benefit from further treatment.
At BMI The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, Kent, our consultant knee surgeons treat a range of knee conditions, helping to get people out of pain and stiffness and back to mobility once again.
Whether you are suffering from arthritis in the knee or damage to a ligament or, they would be delighted to help you.
We also have a team of Physiotherapists on site to help your rehabilitation from injury and following any surgery.
Knee conditions that may cause these symptoms include:
If your knee symptoms do not respond to conservative treatments like pain medication, physiotherapy or cortisone injection, you may be advised that an operation could be an option. Consultants at the Chaucer can provide a number of surgical treatments including:
In addition, biological therapies such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, Hyaluronic Acid and Shock-wave therapy (SWT) are available.
For this reason, when you first meet with your consultant at The Chaucer, they will take a detailed medical history and ask you about your symptoms. They may ask you questions like:
Your consultant will carry out a physical examination of your knee, and possibly your hip, back or lower leg if they suspect a problem in any of these places is causing referred pain in your knee.
Depending on your symptoms and the physical examination of your knee, you may be referred for additional tests or investigations. Our comprehensive on-site imaging facilities include X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, so any tests needed can be easily and quickly arranged for you.
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. Treatment is always evidence-based.
For some conditions, your consultant may carry out a knee arthroscopy, a type of keyhole surgery. This involves making a few small cuts in your knee and passing in a small light and camera attached to a flexible tube (an arthroscope), which transmits a live feed to a screen, giving your surgeon a clear view inside the joint. If any issues are discovered during this procedure, such as cartilage damage or tears to a ligament, they may be able to be addressed at the same time, avoiding the need for further surgery.
Arthroscopy has a number of benefits over traditional open surgery. With only small cuts made, pain and bleeding are reduced, recovery is often faster, and scarring is minimal.
Whether you live in Canterbury itself or will be visiting us from further afield, using private insurance or opting for a self-pay option, you will benefit from:
If you are experiencing any type of knee problem, whether pain, stiffness or weakness, we can help. For peace of mind and expert care for your knee condition, book your appointment online today.
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