Like many professional sportsmen, Tiger Woods has discovered that it is often the knees that are the first to suffer from the relentless pressures exerted on them by their commitment to professional sport.
Tiger Woods' knee surgery became the talking point of the recent US Open which he won after a nineteen hole play off, beating Rocco Mediate.
Woods has had two previous operations on his left knee and underwent his third knee operation in April this year. Having won the US Open on one leg, he subsequently revealed that he has been playing for ten months with a damaged anterior cruciate ligament and has also suffered a double stress fracture in his left leg.
“Now, it is clear that the right thing to do is to listen to my doctors, follow through with this surgery and focus my attention on rehabilitating my knee", Woods said on the Tiger Woods Web site.
This article is written by Keith Pollard, Managing Editor of Private Healthcare UK, a keen golfer who has recently undergone a knee replacement, and subsequently returned to the golf course.