The Kings Oak HospitalChase Farm North Side, The Ridgeway, Enfield, London, EN2 8SD Directions
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Knee surgery can help give you back movement that’s free of pain and stiffness
Booking with the The Cavell Hospital knee orthopaedic team gives guaranteed access to expert care across the full range of knee orthopaedic treatments whether surgical or non surgical. Our experts give up front time for patients to discuss their individual concerns about their problem and patients are able to access immediate, specific treatments addressing their individual needs and goals.
Orthopaedic specialists work as part of a team with musculoskeletal physiotherapists interventional musculoskeletal radiologists enabling a holistic package of care for a comprehensive range of knee orthopaedic problems.
Common orthopaedic diagnoses we treat at The Cavell Hospital include:
Due to the significant reliance of the knee on soft tissue structures including the ligaments and tendons to provide strength and stability to the knee during every day tasks as well as sporting activity. This means treatments for knee pain often involve non surgical physiotherapy intervention or significant periods of rehabilitation post operatively:
In cases where there have been limited benefits with physiotherapy or injections or where there is a clear structural need for surgery on imaging identified the following orthopaedic surgeries may be offered:
Traditionally, orthopaedic injections for knee symptoms have involved injecting corticosteroid but novel technology enables knee specialists to offer specific constituents of a patients blood involving factors which assist healing. These platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections can be offered in certain situations to optimize knee tissue healing.
Due to the reliance on the soft issue stabilizing structures a knee examination will often focus on detecting any problems with each structure with special tests:
Following a knee pain consultation, our orthopaedic surgeons will discuss the likely diagnosis, what the likely treatments options may be, and the best way of managing the problem including the most appropriate imaging techniques for the knee:
Usually a combination of those modalities will be used to guide the most accurate diagnosis. Post imaging the value of seeing a specialist is that they can then interpret the scans with their patient (by matching symptoms with the scan findings) to come up with a logical diagnosis.
A further key advantage is when being treated under The Cavell Hospital you will have the time and space to get the full information regarding your condition from one of our orthopaedic specialists at the commencement of your care. Once under a specialist, you will have access to them as required until you have completed your care and are satisfied with your outcome.
Our surgical expertise allows us to offer a fully comprehensive list of options for all eventualities. Particularly useful is our ability to offer patient-specific knee joint implants (for total knee replacement surgeries) rather than traditional off the shelf joint implants. With traditional prostheses there are compromises to be made. Due to the generic shape, traditional implants do not behave like the original joint did due to the mismatch between a patient’s own anatomy and biomechanics and that of the implant.
Our custom fit knee joint replacements are created by taking precise measurements for each patient with unique 3D CT scanning technology ensuring a perfect fit. Due to this fit, made to measure knee replacements have a better functional outcome for patients and have a reduced post operative complication rate.