The Priory HospitalPriory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG Directions
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Orthopaedic Knee Services at The Priory Hospital
When you’re in pain the last thing you need is a lengthy and frustrating wait for the right care. At The Priory Hospital you can speed things up, with fast-track access to a consultation with one of our experienced orthopaedic practitioners. After a thorough examination you will be immediately referred for any appropriate diagnostic tests before receiving your tailored treatment plan.
Then you can look forward to getting back to normal as quickly as possible and start doing the things you enjoy once again.
While knee problems can affect almost anyone, you’re more likely to develop issues if you experience a sporting injury - or have a job that’s physically demanding. Ageing is also another major cause of knee joint damage, due to osteoarthritis.
We treat an extensive range of complex knee issues at The Priory Hospital however these are some of the most common problems.
Tears to the meniscus (the cartilage between the thigh bone and the shinbone). These injuries are often caused by extreme rotation or twisting of the knee, resulting in pain, swelling and stiffness. Sufferers may also feel a locking sensation and have trouble extending the knee. Treatments range from rest and medication to surgical repair. Many meniscus tears are degenerate and occur without trauma. These are classified as ‘tears’ in people aged over 35 and are treated with three months of non-surgical treatment – with surgery becoming an option if things don’t improve.
Damage to the ligaments (ligaments are the bands of tissue that help to stabilise the knee by holding the bones together). Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage is a knee injury we see often at The Priory Hospital. It usually arises from knee trauma that can occur in e.g. a sporting activity, or from sudden twists, or jolts. Joints may initially be extremely painful and while the pain may diminish joints may become unstable over time. In which case surgery may be the best option to get patients back on track as quickly as possible.
Kneecap problems These can include a dislocated kneecap, or patellar tendonitis, a condition known as ‘jumper’s knee’. A severely ruptured tendon can require surgical repair.
Osteoarthritis of the knee Over time the surfaces of knee joints can wear away either as a result of arthritis or a previous knee injury causing them to become stiff and inflamed, causing extreme pain. Even simple things like getting dressed can become difficult, and this can affect quality of life. While there is no cure for arthritis it can be managed with exercise and medication, or, in more extreme cases, joints can be replaced to improve mobility and reduce pain.
Other common knee complaints include bursitis and fractures. Less common are metabolic problems including gout or infection which can result in knee pain and swelling.
When the results are in, you’ll be invited to your next appointment with your consultant. At this second consultation, your doctor now has an in-depth view of your knee condition, and they will be in a position to discuss your treatment options with you and identify the way forward.
Your clinician will discuss all aspects of your surgery with you beforehand as well as what to expect during your post-operative care - and how long it will take to recuperate.
Out of over 300 hospitals in the UK, The Priory Hospital, Birmingham is one of the group’s flagship hospitals. Every year we see and treat thousands of patients with all kinds of knee conditions.
Our tailored treatments range from physiotherapy and medication to expert surgical procedures to help get you back on your feet. By opting for knee care at The Priory Hospital you will benefit from:
Our team of surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, and healthcare professionals are here to help. So, if you are suffering from knee pain, or unsure about the next steps get in touch with us today to discuss your options.
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
Queens University Belfast: MB BCh BAO (1985) Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: FRCSEd (1991) Fellowship of Orthopaedic Surgeons of the Combined Royal Colleges UK: FRCS(Orth) (1997)
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