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Knee surgery : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Knee replacement – why and how? Knee fig aKnee replacement is used as a treatment option for a variety of different conditions including deformity, knee injury, bone tumour and arthritis. Both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can...
  • Custom made knees: Bespoke knee replacement Glyn Evans - London Knee ClinicEvery year over a million UK residents consult their GP with osteoarthritis. As implant designs and outcomes improve, more of these patients will receive partial or total joint replacements. Indeed...
  • Diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) knee injuries Knee joints 'in a constant state of repair' Injuries to anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in the knee is a sports injury that requires specialised treatment. In this article, Dr Ralph Rogers of The London Sports Injury Clinic describes how...
  • Replacement knee surgery: pros and cons Knee replacement surgeryReplacement knee surgery involves substituting an injured, worn, or diseased knee joint with an artificial joint. It is a routine operation for knee damage, particularly when arthritis is involved....
  • Knee arthroscopy or key-hole knee surgery: your questions answered knee surgeryTechnical advances using key-hole surgery mean that knee problems can be treated effectively and speeds up the time it takes the patient to recover from the operation. In this article, Professor...
  • Success rates for knee and hip replacement in the UK Hip replacement surgeryKnee and hip replacements are two of the most commonly performed operations in the UK today. Recent studies have shown that the rates of success for these two operations in Britain are among the best...
  • State-of-the-art surgery for meniscal cartilages – an update meniscal tearThe meniscal cartilages are two elastic shock absorbers that sit inside each knee between the bottom of the thigh bone (femur) and the top of the shin bone (tibia). The medial meniscus sits in the...
  • Knee injuries - a patient's guide knee injuriesThe knee is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and fluid. Muscles and tendons linked to bone and each other help the knee joint to move smoothly and accurately. This article is written by Jackie...
  • Tiger Woods knee surgery Tiger WoodsTiger 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. Having won the US Open on...