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Knee surgery

Knee surgery can help give you back movement that’s free of pain and stiffness

Knee surgery can help give you back movement that’s free of pain and stiffness.

If you’re struggling with knee pain, you’ll know just how much it can affect every aspect of your life. Whether it’s stopping you from taking part in your favourite sport, limiting the amount you can walk or keeping you awake at night, long-term knee pain can have a big impact on physical, mental and emotional health.

When your knee pain gets bad enough to see a doctor, you’ll want to get an accurate diagnosis and the best care and treatment possible without unnecessary delay.

Here at The Saxon Clinic, we provide private knee surgery for people living in Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Leighton Buzzard and Woburn as well as for those living further afield.

We’ve been successfully treating the causes of knee pain for more than 30 years, helping people to get back to the activities they love.

Your knee is formed by your thigh-bone (femur) and shin-bone (tibia). The kneecap (patella) sits in front of the lower end of your femur. The knee is known as a hinge joint, although it also has a degree of rotational movement.

Unfortunately, the knee can be damaged by injury or disease, leading to pain and stiffness in the joint. For more serious damage, you may not even be able to weight-bear on the knee.

Where non-surgical treatments don’t provide effective help, different types of surgery are available to treat the cause of your knee pain, from a type of keyhole surgery known as arthroscopy through to the traditional “open” surgery used for a total knee replacement.

When you choose to have knee surgery with us, you’ll benefit from:

  • Rapid access as soon as possible, so that you’re not in pain any longer,
  • Personal support from your very first consultation through to the end of your recovery, so that you get the best possible results from your surgery.

With our experienced team of knee surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals, you’ll be in good hands at The Saxon Clinic.

Long-term or severe pain and stiffness in your knee may need surgery to successfully treat.

Many people need knee surgery because of osteoarthritis in the knee joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and can affect all ages, even children.

Over time, our joints experience ‘wear and tear’ as we go about our everyday activities. Osteoarthritis causes a breakdown of the smooth cartilage lining the end of the bones in the joint, increasing the rate of this joint degradation,

When this happens in your knee, you’ll notice your normal everyday movements and activities becoming painful and more challenging. Even simple things like sitting down, standing up or walking up and down stairs can become noticeably harder.

Alternatively, your knee may be damaged by injury, often the result of playing sports. Contact sports like rugby often involve heavy blows to the body. If the knee is knocked or twisted it may cause a fracture, ligament tear of meniscal damage within the joint. 

Not all causes of knee pain will require surgery. Non-surgical treatments are often able to successfully relieve pain and can delay the need for knee surgery. These treatments include:

Should these treatments not work, or they stop being as effective, surgery may be needed to get you out of pain. 

At The Saxon Clinic, we provide:

  • Knee replacement surgery: Knee replacement surgery removes the damaged, worn joint surfaces with artificial ones. The new joint surfaces are able to move freely and without causing pain.

Knee replacement surgery may also be needed for other reasons, including rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis (the death of bone tissue due to its blood supply being cut off) or a fracture.

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery: Knee arthroscopy is a way of looking inside the knee joint and carrying out a range of treatments without the need for major “open” surgery. Arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery It involves inserting a thin metal tube with a camera and bright light at one end (this is known as an arthroscope) into the knee joint. Small surgical instruments are then moved through the arthroscope and used to treat damage and/or repair tears.

The first step in getting you out of knee pain is to find out exactly what’s causing it. Once a diagnosis has been made, treatment options can be discussed and arranged. 

When you first meet with your doctor here at The Saxon Clinic, they’ll talk with you about your knee pain. They’ll want to know things like:

  • How long you’ve had the pain,
  • The type of pain it is (for example, is it dull or sharp, localised or spread throughout the hip, constant or intermittent?),
  • Whether it’s been getting worse over time.

They’ll examine your knee, which will involve moving your leg around into various position and bending the knee. This examination helps them assess the degree of pain and/or stiffness in the joint and to see how it’s limiting your mobility.

If additional tests are needed to help diagnosis, they can be carried out here at The Saxon Clinic. Our imaging facilities including X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, so we’ll be able to arrange any scans you may need quickly and easily.

For more than 30 years, the staff here at The Saxon Clinic have been helping people who have knee problems to get out of pain and back to enjoying life once more.

When you choose to have your knee surgery with us, you’ll benefit from:

  • Rapid access: When you’re struggling with knee pain, you want to get it treated as quickly as possible. With prompt assessment, diagnosis and treatment, we’ll be able to help get you out of pain and back to better mobility sooner.
  • Peace of mind: Over 97% of the people we’ve treated in the last year would recommend us to their friends and family. It’s normal to feel nervous about needing any type of surgery, but your doctor will talk through any questions or concerns you may have at any stage to help reassure you and put your mind at rest.
  • Flexible appointments: We appreciate that life can often be very busy. We’re open until 9pm for consultations so that you can schedule time with your doctor at a time that’s most convenient for you.
  • Tailored recovery programme: An important part of knee surgery is your recovery afterwards. Our physiotherapy team are experts in helping people to mobilise safely following knee surgery. In their purpose-built gym, you’ll have access to specialist equipment as needed, including an AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®. A good recovery programme will help you get the best results from knee surgery.
  • Multidisciplinary team: From experienced knee surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, through to occupational therapists and radiographers, our team of healthcare professionals will work together to ensure you’ll benefit from the best possible treatment, recovery programme and support.
  • Free parking: Just register your car at Reception when you arrive with us, and you won’t need to pay for parking during your visit.

If you’re feeling anxious or concerned about your knee pain, you’re not alone. Many people with a knee problem worry about losing their independence if the pain gets worse, or not being able to return to the sport they love.  

Rather than worrying about the unknown, why not book a consultation with one of our experienced knee surgeons?

They’ll investigate the cause of your pain and then talk with you about any suitable treatment options. If knee surgery is needed, they’ll be able to arrange that for you without delay.

You don’t need to struggle with knee pain alone. We’re here for you and can help get you out of pain.

Book an appointment online today.

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Mr Julian Flynn

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MA (Oxford University), MBBS (University of London), FRCS of England (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

The Saxon Clinic

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Mr Ahsan Sheeraz

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Saxon Clinic 1 more The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Donald Wallace

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS Royal College of Surgeons (London),FRCS (orthopaedics).

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Mr Benan Dala-Ali

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Saxon Clinic

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Professor Oliver Pearce

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS (England), FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics), Visiting Professor University of Bedford (ISPAR), Visiting Professor University of Bedfordshire (Health Sciences), Visiting Professor Cranfield University (Materials Science and Manufacturing)

The Saxon Clinic

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Mr Atif Malik

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, MRCS Ed, MRCS Eng, MSc. (Ortho. Eng), MFST (RCS Ed), Dip. Clin. Ed (RCS Glasg), Dip. Football Med (FIFA), FRCS Tr & Orth, FACS

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