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Knee surgery

There are many reasons why you might need a knee treatment, from knee pain to a sporting injury. We offer a range of knee treatments, from physiotherapy to knee surgery at hospitals across the UK, to help you get back on your feet.

If you’re battling knee pain, then you’re not alone. In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or a similar condition that can cause debilitating joint pain. Our Joint Pain Matters report shows that more than a third (38.55%) of people with knee pain waited a year or less before finding help. This could indicate the overwhelming and debilitating nature of knee pain. Your knee joint plays a vital role in your body’s overall mobility and functionality.

As the largest joint in the human body, your knee operates like a hinge, allowing you to sit, jump and walk freely. Your knee, which is often referred to directly as a hinge joint, comprises a fairly complex anatomical structure, including components such as your kneecap and knee ligaments. When your knee structure is operating correctly, you should be able to bend and straighten your knees, and turn them slightly inward or outward.

Knee injuries are a common occurrence, often causing widespread pain across your knee. Pain behind the knee, inside your knee, or at the front of your knee are other relatively common, caused by a broad scope of injuries and conditions. At our hospitals, we are proud to facilitate hundreds of knee specialists who can help improve your mobility and reduce your knee pain through a number of treatment options.

Knee pain comes in many forms. It can cause swelling, numbness, tingling or a stabbing pain sensation. There are several reasons why you might need knee pain treatment. These include:

Bursitis: You might have bursitis in your knee, which can cause swelling and severe pain. This is often treated through physiotherapy.

Dislocated knee: You might have a dislocated kneecap, which can be caused by direct injury. A dislocated kneecap is often treated through physiotherapy.

Ruptured ACL: You might have a torn or ruptured ACL, which often happens as a result of direct trauma during contact sport. This injury is treated through ACL surgery.

Rheumatoid arthritis: You might have rheumatoid arthritis, which can significantly decrease joint function. This is often treated through total knee replacement surgery.

Treatment for knee pain will be carried out by our multidisciplinary team, comprising dedicated Consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists and more.

Our specialist knee units, spread across our hospitals, feature advanced diagnostic equipment that helps us provide a rapid and accurate diagnosis of your knee pain.

Whether you have knee pain caused by arthritis or a traumatic injury, such as a dislocated knee or a broken kneecap, our team will strive to ensure you experience increased mobility and pain relief through effective treatment.

Total knee replacement surgery

Total knee replacement surgery is a common procedure for knee pain caused by degenerative knee conditions, such as arthritis. It involves the removal of the damaged surface of your deteriorating knee and replacing it with an artificial joint.

Arthroscopic knee surgery

Knee arthroscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, is often carried out to diagnose and treat knee pain. During this procedure, a small incision will be made to allow your surgeon to insert a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, into your knee to diagnose the source of your pain.

ACL reconstruction surgery

ACL reconstruction surgery is a type of knee surgery that involves repairing or reconstructing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). If you've torn or ruptured your ACL, it can be reconstructed by replacing the ligament with a graft. This will stop the knee from giving way when making twisting or turning movements.

Partial knee replacement surgery

A partial knee replacement, also known as unicompartmental knee replacement, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that replaces one part of your knee with an artificial joint. This is different to a total knee replacement where the whole knee is replaced.

Booking your treatment for knee pain with us differs depending on your condition and recommended treatment option.

To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced orthopaedic Consultants. This is a simple and fast process. You can also book your consultation by calling directly.

To familiarise yourself with the many treatment options for knee pain that we offer, you can read our informative, in-depth treatment pages. This could help you to decide which treatment option might suit you best.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a physiotherapist about your knee pain, you can also contact our team online or by calling us on 441413005009.

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Mr Rahij Anwar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

CCT, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Dip (Tr & Orth), MSc (Trauma), MRCS, MS (Orth), MBBS

The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Adam Hoad-Reddick

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Stephen Blair

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Wiqqas Jamil

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Knee & Hip

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Mohammed Ali Yaqoob

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBCh (Wales), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

Werndale Hospital

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