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Knee surgery

Knee surgery can help give you back movement that's free of pain and stiffness

If you are struggling with pain or reduced movement in your knee, you want to get back to doing what you want to do, in the way you used to do it, as quickly as possible, you may want to see an Orthopaedic Knee Specialist.

Whatever the cause of your condition – whether you have injured your knee doing sport or you have an underlying condition that needs attention – our leading knee surgeons can help:

  • Restore function and ease pain, getting you back to the pre-injury level of activity as quickly as possible, with your knee feeling like it did before it was damaged
  • Manage long-term conditions, minimising the day-to-day impact of your symptoms, giving you maximum possible mobility, easing pain, and improving quality of life
  • Get immediate access to treatments, at a time convenient for you
  • Ensure you get the right treatment for your particular circumstances, whether that is physiotherapy, injections, surgery, or a combination of treatments

The goal of knee surgery is to reduce pain and restore movement (otherwise known as function) to the knee joint.

However, if you have knee problems, knee surgery may not be the answer.

For this reason, it is important that you see an experienced consultant to get the right diagnosis for your individual circumstances.

Potential treatments for knee conditions include:

  • Physiotherapy: the goal of our expert physiotherapists is to improve and restore function to your knee. Their solution is likely to include a series of exercises and can also incorporate manipulative therapies, such as massage, acupuncture, and ultra-sound wave therapy. They might also recommend a brace or support, some kind of walking aid, and/or pain relief (analgesia).
  • Injections: there are several different ways our expert consultants can use injections to improve or solve your knee problem.
  • Knee surgery: our expert surgeons perform two different types of surgery, keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery and open surgery (arthroscopic assisted), where a larger incision is needed. These solutions are usually necessary when there is structural damage to the knee (known as structural pathology), for example in the case of meniscus tears, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears, or some kind of cartilage defect.

Every patient is unique and our consultants will create a plan that reflects your individual circumstances and will ensure you get the best results as quickly as possible.

Often when surgery is required, a period of rehabilitation will be needed. Our consultants will work closely with a physiotherapist to restore knee function (to pre-injury levels if that is the cause of the problem), using a tailor-made rehabilitation regime.

The goal of knee surgery is to reduce pain and restore movement (otherwise known as function) to the knee joint.

However, if you have knee problems, knee surgery may not be the answer.

For this reason, it is important that you see an experienced consultant to get the right diagnosis for your individual circumstances.

Potential treatments for knee conditions include:

  • Physiotherapy: the goal of our expert physiotherapists is to improve and restore function to your knee. Their solution is likely to include a series of exercises and can also incorporate manipulative therapies, such as massage, acupuncture, and ultra-sound wave therapy. They might also recommend a brace or support, some kind of walking aid, and/or pain relief (analgesia).
  • Injections: there are several different ways our expert consultants can use injections to improve or solve your knee problem.
  • Knee surgery: our expert surgeons perform two different types of surgery, keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery and open surgery (arthroscopic assisted), where a larger incision is needed. These solutions are usually necessary when there is structural damage to the knee (known as structural pathology), for example in the case of meniscus tears, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears, or some kind of cartilage defect.

Every patient is unique and our consultants will create a plan that reflects your individual circumstances and will ensure you get the best results as quickly as possible.

Often when surgery is required, a period of rehabilitation will be needed. Our consultants will work closely with a physiotherapist to restore knee function (to pre-injury levels if that is the cause of the problem), using a tailor-made rehabilitation regime.

When you visit BMI The London Independent Hospital for your knee treatment in East London, you will benefit from:

  • Rapid access to an expert in knee health - knee pain can have a significant impact on your daily life. You can see a consultant who is a specialist in their field, at a time that suits you, even if that’s early morning, in the evening, or at the weekend. You can book a consultation with just 5-clicks via the website.
  • Bespoke approach -  you can choose the consultant who is the best fit for you, whether that’s for reasons of culture, gender, religion, language, or just personality. Your consultant will also tailor your treatment plan, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment for you. 
  • Comprehensive physiotherapy support - our experienced on-site physiotherapy team will work closely with you before and after any surgery to help you regain strength, movement and function in the knee at a sensible pace. Your Consultant will oversee all aspects of your treatment to ensure you continue to see the best results and symptom relief possible for your condition.
  • Recommended by our patients - in an independent survey, 96.6% of the patients we treated, said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend BMI The London Independent Hospital to their family and friends. 
  • Multi-disciplinary team -  our multi-disciplinary approach means you can see your consultant, have diagnostics, surgery/treatment and rehabilitation in one hospital; a clean and familiar environment with friendly faces.
  • Friendly environment - across the board our staff - from reception staff, to nurses and theatre staff - are highly trained in their specific roles, truly care about patients, and pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming (and they love giving directions if you get a bit lost!) 

If you are concerned about any symptoms in your knee, like pain, stiffness or limited movement, it can be sensible to meet with an expert to get things assessed and investigated. For peace of mind and expert care for your knee condition, why not book your appointment today. We look forward to welcoming you to BMI The London Independent Hospital soon.


Specialists offering Knee surgery

Mr Kostas Tsitskaris

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hip and Knee)

MD, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Raghbir Khakha

Consultant Orthopaedic and Specialist Knee Surgeon

FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBBS, MSc

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Ahsan Sheeraz

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, PGDip, FRCS

BMI The Saxon Clinic 1 more BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Amer Khan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MB BS FRCSEd FRCS(Tr&Orth)

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 1 more BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Vivek Gulati

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

BA(hons) MA MBBChir(Cantab) MRCS MRes Dip(IC) FRCS(Tr&Orth)

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Sammy Hanna

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

MD (Res), MFSTEd, FACS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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