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Knee surgery

Get treatment for your knee pain

Knee pain can have a significant effect on daily life.

Whether you’ve twisted your knee while walking downstairs or have suffered a nasty blow to the knee while playing rugby, quick, easy access to the right treatment can get you out of pain and back to better mobility again sooner.

Sports injuries and general wear-and-tear are common causes of knee pain.

Most knee injuries will improve naturally over time, but if your symptoms don’t resolve you may benefit from further investigations and expert advice.

If wear and tear in your knee is causing severe pain and limiting your mobility, you may benefit from further treatment.

Whatever is causing your knee pain, you’ll appreciate an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment as soon as possible.

Here at The Park Hospital, we provide private knee treatment for people based in and around Nottingham, as well as for those living further afield. We help to get people out of their debilitating, limiting knee pain and back to doing the things they most enjoy. We would be delighted to do the same for you.

Your knee is known as a ‘hinge joint’, but it also has a small amount of rotational movement, which helps us as we twist and turn our leg. It is a weight-bearing joint, which means that any problem in the knee can affect our ability to move safely and easily.

Many people will require knee surgery because of the effects of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and can affect all ages. Damage to the cartilage of the joint surfaces causes stiffness and pain in the knee. As the damage becomes worse, the knee becomes stiffer and may seize up eventually.

Sports injuries are another very common reason for people to require knee surgery. Contact sports like rugby may involve heavy blows to the knee. The rapid twisting and turning movements associated with sports like squash, tennis and football, generate massive forces within the knee. Any of these may lead to a bone fracture or damage to a ligament or meniscus within the joint.

Many knee problems can be treated without the need for any type of surgery. Common non-surgical treatments include:

  • Physiotherapy

  • Pain relief medication (analgesia)

  • Injection therapies

If your knee symptoms don’t respond to conservative treatment, you may be advised that an operation could be an option.

Consultants at The Park Hospital can provide a wide range of surgical treatments for the knee, from minor to complex, including:

When you meet with your consultant at The Park Hospital, 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 these symptoms start?

  • Do you have any pain? If so, can you describe it?

  • Have you tried any treatments already? If so, did they help?

Your consultant will carry out a clinical examination of your knee, and possibly your hip, back or lower leg if they think a problem in any of these places may be causing your knee pain.

Depending on your symptoms and the physical examination of your knee, you may then be referred for additional tests or investigations. Our comprehensive imaging facilities include X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, so these can all be quickly and easily arranged for you if needed.

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

For some conditions, your consultant may carry out a type of keyhole surgery known as a knee arthroscopy. An arthroscope is a thin telescope with a camera and light at one end. Small cuts are made in your knee and the arthroscope is placed into the knee to give your consultant a clear view inside the joint. If any issues are discovered during this procedure, like a ligament tear or cartilage damage, these may be able to be treated during the arthroscopy, cutting down the need for further surgery.

For osteoarthritis, The Park hospital offers a full range of treatment options from physiotherapy and injections to surgical treatment, including partial and total knee replacement. Your consultant will discuss the full range of options available and help you to choose the optimum treatment option for your individual needs.

Based just outside Nottingham, we help people across Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas to get out of their knee pain and back to a better quality of life again.

Most people are referred directly to us by their GP, physiotherapist (or sports physiotherapist), osteopath, chiropractor or their private medical insurance provider. Others self-refer to avoid delay in getting out of knee pain.

We treat private medical insurance and self-pay patients.

While many of our patients live close by in Nottingham, excellent road and public transport makes it very easy to visit us from further afield as.

When you choose to visit the The Park Hospital in Nottingham for help with your knee symptoms, you will benefit from:

  • Rapid access to a leading expert - We can provide you with quick, easy access to an experienced Consultant Knee Surgeon. With earlier assessment and diagnosis, you’ll be out of pain and enjoying the benefits of any treatment sooner.
  • Flexible appointments - We provide appointments with experienced Consultant Knee Surgeons throughout the week, making it easy to find a time that’s convenient for you. We can also offer remote consultations by telephone or video call if required (and where clinically appropriate).
  • Personal treatment – Treatment for any knee condition requires a bespoke approach. Your consultant will tailor your treatment plan to your specific condition and requirements to ensure you see the best results possible.
  • Personal support - A good recovery is crucial to the long-term benefits of having knee surgery. The experienced physiotherapy team at The Park Hospital will expertly assist you during your recovery, helping you safely and sensibly regain mobility, strength and flexibility in your knee again.
  • Peace of mind - In an independent survey, 98.4% of our patients said they were likely or highly likely to recommend us to friends and family.
  • Location – We’re ideally located on the outskirts of Nottingham, tucked away in a leafy woodland. It is very easy to travel to us and our on-site car park 178 spaces, making parking easy.

You don’t need to stay in knee pain. Good treatments are available, sooner than you may think.

If you’re struggling with knee pain, or any other type of problem with a knee, why not book a consultation with an expert?

We look forward to welcoming you to The Park Hospital soon and helping to get you back to better knee health once more.

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Mr Abizar Aladin

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BMedSci, BM BS, MRCS(Eng) FRCS (Tr+O), DM

The Park Hospital

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Mr Joby John

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Orth), FRCS(Orth), PhD

The Park Hospital

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Mr Peter James

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

B Med Sci; BMBS (Hons); DipBiomech; FRCS; FRCS (Orth)

The Park Hospital

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Mr Sachin Badhe

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Park Hospital

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