Knee problems and treatment

A variety of knee problems may result from trauma, mechanical injury or musculoskeletal diseases affecting ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones inside the knee joint.

Symptoms can include a reduced range of movement, stiffness, discomfort, swelling, locking of the knee joint, instability, a change to your posture or a clicking sound from the knee joint. If you suffer from any of these symptoms then they may disrupt your day-to-day activities or any sporting activities. If that is the case then please seek specialist advice concerning possible surgical treatment.

Whatever your symptoms, Parkside Hospital can offer comprehensive and specialist diagnostic tests, advice and potentially treatment for every type of knee condition including dislocation of the knee cap, ligament or cartilage injury and different types of arthritis.

Our highly trained orthopaedic specialist physicians, orthopaedic nurse specialists and knee surgeons are renowned for these areas of expertise, giving you peace of mind that your condition is being treated in the most beneficial and least disruptive manner.

Services available include rapid, point-of-care diagnostic imaging, screening of your knee, MRI scanning facilities and ultrasound or conventional X-rays to support an early diagnosis.

To ensure an accurate diagnosis, and when clinically indicated, we also use minor diagnostic procedures. Known as an arthroscopy, the procedure involves a tiny telescopic camera being inserted into the knee joint to take a picture of the problem. Following a diagnosis, our orthopaedic specialist physicians and surgeons can recommend any follow-up treatments. These could include conventional management, specialist physiotherapy, or state-of-the-art surgical techniques such as keyhole surgery, joint replacement or joint preservation surgery.

Our team also works closely with musculoskeletal physiotherapists to help you return to normal life as soon as possible.

At Parkside Hospital we treat all kinds of knee problems and injuries – not just the ones you may have read or heard about. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, then please give us a call.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Knee problems and treatment Consultants