ABICUS procedure – Stem Cells

ABICUS procedure – Stem Cells Our surgeons have developed a pioneering new technique to regenerate the damaged joint surface (articular cartilage). The procedure has been trialled at University Hospital Southampton, with Gorav Datta as the principle lead for the trial. Patients are suitable if they have a full-thickness cartilage defect, with either normal or relatively […]

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Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement Why is a Knee Replacement Performed? The most common reason to have a knee joint replaced is to relieve pain from severe arthritis that is limiting your activities. You may be recommended a knee replacement for these problems: You can’t sleep through the night because of knee pain Your knee pain has […]

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Patello Femoral Replacement

Patello Femoral Replacement In around 10% of patients with knee arthritis their pain is coming from a worn knee cap. Although patients with this type of arthritis can usually walk with minimal or no pain when on level ground, they suffer from pain when crouching, going up and down stairs, walking on hills and getting […]

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Unicompartmental knee replacement

What is a unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR)? In some types of knee arthritis, only the inside of the joint is affected. This is called the medial side. In cases like this it is possible to only replace the damaged part of the knee and means that the patient doesn’t have to have a total knee […]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the ligament the holds the shin bone and the thigh bone together. It is found in the middle of the knee and plays an important part in knee stability. It controls the movement of the two bones which is especially important when you change […]

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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy This procedure is commonly known as ‘key-hole surgery’ because it involves a camera attached to a thin  telescope, being inserted into the knee joint through small incision. This allows the surgeon to look inside the knee joint and identify any problems, small instruments can also be inserted via a second incision to treat […]

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Revision total Knee replacement

Revision Total Knee replacement Although the failure rate per annum is low, knee replacements do not last forever. There are two main reasons to revise a knee replacement. The first, and most common, is infection, which can cause early loosening of the TKR. This usually occurs in the first couple of years after the initial […]

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High Tibial Osteotomy

High Tibial Osteotomy A Tibial Osteotomy is an operation in which your tibia (shin bone) is surgically broken (this means that it is broken under the control of a surgeon), once broken the tibia can then be realigned into a better position. The purpose of this is to alter the way that forces cross the knee […]

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