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Expert help for your knee problems

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Sports injuries and general wear-and-tear are common causes of knee pain. If your pain is fairly mild, you may be able to put up with it in the hope it will improve over time. If the pain is more severe and has begun to limit your mobility, you may find it harder to ignore. 

Severe or long-term knee pain can stop you from doing those things you love, such as your favourite sport or exercise. You may find that even simple tasks like walking, standing, and sitting all become more challenging.

At this point, many people will choose to see their GP for help. Rest and pain relief medication are often advised, and these can certainly be helpful in some cases. If your pain remains, or gets worse, you may want to consult with an expert in knee health to find out about additional treatment options. 

At The Manor, our consultant knee surgeons have helped many people with knee problems get out of pain and back to better movement once again, quickly. Would you like them to help you too? It’s simple to book an appointment and they would be delighted to meet with you and get you back to better knee health. 

Trauma to the knee, while playing a contact sport like rugby or from falling off a bike and onto a hard surface for example, can damage the knee and cause pain. 

Ligaments in the knee may be damaged or torn when the knee is twisted violently. This may happen when you make a quick turn while playing a game of football or, more mundanely but equally damaging, from stepping off the pavement at an unusual angle.

Other than obvious trauma to the knee, one of the most common causes of knee pain is arthritis. In its more advanced stages, you may be in terrible pain and hardly able to bend your knee. 

Many patients at this stage assume they will need a total knee replacement. However, if the arthritis is at an early or moderate stage, there are other treatment options that may be beneficial without the need for major surgery. 

Physiotherapy may be enough to improve your symptoms. Steroid injections can also be of benefit, and these can be administered by your consultant your where appropriate.  

At The Manor, we provide a range of treatments for the knee, including: 

  • Total knee replacement – the knee joint is removed and replaced with an implant 
  • Partial knee replacement – damaged parts of the joint are removed and replaced with an artificial implant 
  • ACL reconstruction – keyhole surgery to repair a damaged or torn anterior cruciate ligament 
  • Osteotomy – knee realignment surgery 

In addition, biological therapies are a new and innovative addition to knee treatments. These include Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections and Shock-wave therapy (SWT). Your consultant will be able to discuss these more with you if they would potentially be of benefit to you. 

When you first meet with your consultant here at The Manor, they’ll take a medical history and talk about your symptoms. They’ll ask you a number of questions to help narrow potential causes down. These may be questions like: 

  • What symptoms have you been experiencing? 
  • When did they first start?  
  • Can you describe your pain? And where exactly in the knee is it? 
  • Have your symptoms become progressively worse? 
  • Is any pain localised to your knee or does it spread up your leg at all?  

Your consultants will also perform a comprehensive physical examination of the entire limb, and this will vary depending on the symptoms you present with.

Further diagnostic tests may be needed, and these can all be easily arranged for you here on-site. Our on-site imaging facilities include X-ray, CT and ultrasound. Should an MRI be needed, often when querying ligament damage, this will be arranged for you off-site.

Once the results of any tests are back and a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will talk about the results and discuss any suitable treatment options with you.

For some conditions, your consultant may organise a form of keyhole surgery, known as a knee arthroscopy. 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. 

People trust us with their knee treatment for a number of reasons. Whether you live in or around Bedford or will be visiting us from further afield, you’ll benefit from: 

  • Fast Assessment – If your quality of life has been affected by your knee pain, you’ll want to be seen by a consultant as soon as possible. We can offer you rapid access to an experienced knee surgeon, meaning you’ll be assessed, diagnosed and starting any treatment needed sooner.
  • Patient Satisfaction – In an independent survey, 98.7% of the people we treated said they were likely or highly likely to recommend BMI The Manor Hospital to their friends and family. We work hard every day to ensure that anyone who trusts us with their care receives the highest standard of support at all times.
  • Bespoke approach – Your consultant will tailor treatment to your specific condition and needs so that you can get back to better hip health sooner.
  • Remote Consultation – Your consultation can be carried out in person on-site here at The Manor. We also offer remote consultations by telephone or online video call if required. 
  • Comprehensive support: After knee surgery, following a well-structured and clinically proven recovery programme will help get you moving. Our on-site physiotherapy team will work with you before and after your surgery to help you regain strength, movement and function safely. 
  • Multidisciplinary team: With experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists and radiologists, you will benefit from the input and support of a wide range of healthcare professionals.
  • Free Parking – We believe that hospital parking shouldn’t be a hassle. Our 47-space car park is free for patients and visitors to the hospital, so you won’t need to worry about where to park when you visit.

If you have been suffering from significant knee pain, why not get in touch with our reception team today to book a consultation? There are a number of effective treatments available and we can help you access them sooner. Your consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your knee pain and talk you through treatment options. If surgery is advised, this will be arranged for you at the earliest opportunity so that you can get back to enjoying life again as soon as possible.

For peace of mind and expert care, please contact The Manor to book your appointment now. 

Specialists offering Knee surgery

Mr Ajit Garde

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS MS (ORTH) DNB (ORTHO) FRCS (ORTH)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr Manoj Sood

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Tr. & Orth)

BMI Hendon Hospital 1 more BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr Dan Arvinte

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MD (Doctor) MRCSEd, FEBOT, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr Phillip Edge

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBCHB; FCS.SA (Orth)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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