It will come as no surprise that the number one reason people are referred to a consultant surgeon (after first seeing their GP or going to an accident and emergency department at their local hospital) is due to either some unexplained pain, or to pain they're feeling that obviously requires a specialist surgeon's skills.
In the case of being referred to a consultant knee surgeon, that pain may be due to a tear or problem with cartilage in the knee, osteoarthritis of the knee joint, or a dislocation of some sort in the joint.
All of these conditions result in pain, a loss of movement or flexibility followed by a poor quality of life for patients suffering from any of these problems.
You may have been referred to Three Shires Hospital by your GP or local hospital A&E department, but you may also have been referred here directly by an insurance company if you have private medical insurance and asked them for help about the pain you may be having in your knee.
It may also be the case that you would like a second opinion or that you want to see a specialist as quickly as possible, and you have the means to fund your own treatment. Whatever your reasons for accessing treatment our aim is to make sure that you get back on the road to recovery quickly.
Your initial appointment will take place with a specialist who will go through a history of the problem, a thorough examination and may order relevant investigations such as X-rays or scans. Our specialists will let you know the different options you may have to help you with recovery, which may include conservative treatment options such as pain relief, physiotherapy and injections, or more complex surgical treatment.
Whatever you decide, Three Shires Hospital is here for you, so if you're concerned about your health or would like more information, please call us on 01604 620311 and we will be happy to advise. We are situated in the beautiful grounds of St Andrews Hospital close to Northampton General Hospital and within easy travelling distance from Northampton town centre.