Surgical treatments for knee pain and injuries
At Schoen Clinic London we provide the right treatment at the right time by the best surgeons. Our knee specialists will discuss together with you the surgical options available to you, depending on your particular knee injury or condition. Some of the surgical treatments for knee pain and injuries are:
- Minimally invasive knee replacement for osteoarthritis
- Knee ACL Reconstruction
- Knee Arthroscopy - Arthroscopic (keyhole procedures) for Knee Injuries
Minimally invasive knee replacement for osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of the knee often causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function, making even the simplest of tasks more challenging.
There are many possible causes of osteoarthritis of the knee. Factors that can increase the risk of osteoarthritis include age, weight, gender, previous injury to the joint, heredity and rather unfortunately, sports and exercise. With medical advancements in total knee replacement surgery, our experts are able to provide minimally invasive knee replacements. This procedure causes less disturbance to the surrounding knee structures compared to traditional knee replacement surgery and allows for quicker recovery time.
Knee ACL reconstruction
During a twisting injury, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be sprained, ruptured or torn. ACL injuries are one of the most common injuries found in the knee. An excellent ACL reconstruction can be achieved through many different methods. Although the materials used for the graft may vary, most surgeons will carry out similar procedures to restore a ‘new’ ACL. Reconstruction of the ACL is carried out during an arthroscopic procedure, in which an arthroscope (camera) is inserted into the knee. The new graft is then secured in place and effectively creates a ‘scaffold’ to assist in the growth of new ligament. With internationally renowned ACL specialists and leaders in reconstructive techniques at Schoen Clinic London, your knees are in expert hands.
Knee Arthroscopy - Arthroscopic (keyhole procedures) for knee injuries
Many knee conditions can be treated through arthroscopic procedures. From meniscal repairs to ACL tears and fractures to the removal of cysts or loose cartilage, arthroscopic procedures are minimally invasive and most often highly effective. Through a tiny camera, arthroscopies provide a way to explore inside the knee without invasive disruption of the joint. For this reason, arthroscopy can also be used as a method to diagnose as well as treat conditions of the knee. Depending on the specific procedure, arthroscopic surgery can take as little as twenty minutes, allowing you to go home on the day of surgery with very little recovery time required.