The Ridgeway HospitalMoormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DD Directions
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Fast diagnosis and treatment for your knee problems.
Whether your knee pain is a result of a knee injury, or is caused by a condition such as arthritis or bursitis, our team of specialists is on hand to find the right treatment for you.
It might be that you don’t need knee surgery, and that your symptoms can be managed and treated with non-invasive methods such as physiotherapy or joint injections. For others, surgery will be the best option to treat knee pain.
When you visit our knee consultants at The Ridgeway Hospital in Swindon, we’ll help you find the best option for your individual circumstances.
Major joint surface or meniscal loss requiring reconstructive surgery
Major ligament injuries requiring reconstructive surgery
Problems after knee replacement, including a painful/unstable knee replacement
Issues after arthroscopic and reconstruction surgery
Knee pain of multiple causes
Knee pain of unknown origin
Adult lower limb (acquired) deformity following trauma, infection, or arthritis
Chronic compartment syndromes
Whether you need knee surgery will depend on various factors, for example which condition is causing your knee pain, and how much damage there is to the joint.
At The Ridgeway Hospital, our consultant knee surgeons will only suggest knee surgery if we feel it’s the best option for you as an individual.
At The Ridgeway Hospital we offer various types of knee surgery, including total knee replacement surgery and partial knee replacement surgery, as well as operations on the soft tissues of the knee – including ligament reconstructions and arthroscopy.
People come to us with any or all of the following symptoms:
Pain or discomfort in the knee
Instability or locking of the knee
Stiffness of the knee
Reduced knee function, including affected participation in work, sports and leisure activities
Limb deformity at the knee
Painful knee replacement
Knee replacements are one of the most common surgeries we perform, with demand increasing year on year. Patients generally need the surgery to repair joint damage caused by one of the following:
Rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritis
At The Ridgeway Hospital, we offer wide array of knee surgery procedures, ranging from less invasive operations to major surgical procedures. They tend to fall under two categories: open surgery, and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Keyhole knee surgery is done using a tool called an arthroscope and is referred to as arthroscopy.
Predominantly, keyhole surgery is used for sports injuries to the knee involving the menisci (cartilages), joint surfaces and joint lining (synovium). It can also assist major reconstruction operations, such as ACL reconstruction and osteotomies. It can sometimes be used in the management of degenerative and arthritis conditions too.
Common arthroscopic operations we perform here at The Ridgeway Hospital include:
Patellar/quadriceps tendon procedures.
Common non-keyhole procedures we perform at the hospital include:
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
Medial patella-femoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction
Other ligament reconstructions
Chondral replacement surgery (AMIC, MACI)
It is worth noting that many of these knee surgeries are undertaken in conjunction and are assisted by arthroscopic surgery.
If you have severe end-stage arthritic changes on x-ray or scan
If other treatments haven’t helped, including physical therapy, weight loss, activity modification, a stick and other walking aids, injections, and keyhole surgery
If you have a deformity of the knee – for example, if your knee bows in or out
If you are 55 or older. (While knee replacement can be performed on adults of all ages, it is typically recommended for those aged 55 or older who are suffering with knee-related pain or discomfort associated with end-stage osteoarthritis.)
All 50 of our patient rooms at BMI The Ridgeway Hospital offer the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, including a TV and telephone.
Equipped to a high standard, the rooms provide a relaxed and comfortable environment, which is conducive to rapid recovery and convalescence.
Our hospital is home to an imaging suite that offers a full and extensive range of services, including an Open MRI and CT scanning facility, the hospital’s physiotherapy department incorporates fitness, health screening and wellbeing, along with a large, well-equipped gym and hydrotherapy pool.
We have three theatres, one of which is home to a Stryker Nav Suite, which is a completely integrated computer assisted surgery solution with a ceiling-mounted camera that tracks instrumentation.
Other benefits when you choose The Ridgeway Hospital include:
Shorter waiting times – Patients who visit the hospital can make the most of shorter waiting times, meaning you can get back on your feet faster.
Flexible appointments – You can choose an appointment time to suit you and your schedule; in some cases, remote consultations will be offered too.
Consultant-led healthcare – Your treatment will be consultant-led, and you will see the same person each time – from your consultation, right through to any treatment needed.
Patient satisfaction and personalised care – Last year, over 95% of our patients said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend us to their friends and family. 96.3% said the quality of their care was very good or excellent, and 94.7% of patients said their expectations were met or exceeded.