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Orthopaedic services

Orthopaedic surgery at The Runnymede Hospital

If you’re experiencing joint pain or have suffered a sporting injury, we could put you on the path to recovery.

Orthopaedics is the area of medicine that looks after our muscles, bones and joints.

At The Runnymede Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, we have a dedicated Orthopaedic Centre offering treatment whether you have injured yourself, have an ongoing problem, or want to find out why you are in pain.

We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments and will help you decide on the best course of action for you.

Are orthopaedic services right for me?

Our team deals with a wide variety of conditions and complaints. People commonly come to us if they’re experiencing pain, stiffness, injury or other discomfort in their:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Foot
  • Ankle

Our specialist team includes orthopaedic surgeons, spinal surgeons, pain specialists, physiotherapists and more. They work together to offer fast diagnosis and get you on the path to treatment and recovery as soon as possible.

What treatments do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. If your pain is affecting your quality of life, and less invasive methods aren’t working any more, you may be recommended surgery.

Some of our most common procedures are:

Hip replacement surgery

This involves removing a damaged hip joint and replacing it with an artificial one (known as a prosthesis or implant).

The aim of this surgery is to alleviate the symptoms of pain and allow you to return to the normal activities that you enjoyed previously. Our physiotherapists can then work with you on a programme to encourage successful recovery.

We also perform other hip surgeries including hip resurfacing and hip arthroscopy.

Knee arthroscopy

If you have a knee injury, your consultant might recommend an arthroscopy, which is keyhole surgery to look inside your knee.

This can allow your surgeon to assess or even treat certain causes of knee pain including torn meniscus, torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligament, or torn cartilage around the joint.

Knee replacement surgery

Depending on the causes of your knee pain, you might be recommended a total or partial knee replacement.

This is a significant but common operation. To encourage successful healing, our physiotherapists will build an individualised recovery plan for you.

ACL reconstruction surgery

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is an important part of your knee. It helps it to stay stable and stops it giving way when you make twisting or turning movements.

If you have torn or ruptured your ACL, we can perform surgery to reconstruct it using a graft.

At The Runnymede Hospital we will work with you both before and after ACL surgery on a strengthening and reconditioning programme, which optimises the post-operative outcomes.

If your surgery and your physiotherapy programme are successful, you should be able to return to any sporting activities you participated in previously.

Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is where a nerve in your wrist (the median nerve) becomes compressed. It can cause pins and needles, weakness, clumsiness and sometimes pain.

If your CTS is severe, you may be recommended surgery, though there are less invasive treatments that will normally be tried first.

The operation involves reducing the compression on the median nerve by releasing a ligament in your wrist.

You should see some improvement within a couple of weeks after your operation. Full recovery will happen over several months; exactly how long will depend on how long your nerve has been compressed for.

Other orthopaedic treatments offered at The Runnymede Hospital in Surrey include:

Specialists offering Orthopaedic services

Professor Mohamed Imam

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MD, MSc, D. SportMed, PhD, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

The Runnymede Hospital

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Mr Evangelos Tsialogiannis

Orthopaedic Consultant

CCT (Tr & Orth)

The Runnymede Hospital

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