Andrew Cossey: Knee Specialist, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Knee Specialist, Portsmouth, Hampshire: Andrew Cossey
A Portsmouth-based trauma and orthopaedic surgeon specialising exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of knee problems, including knee ligament damage, knee cartilage damage, sports injuries and osteoarthritis of the knee joint.
Mr Andrew Cossey is Consultant Knee Surgeon at Portsmouth NHS Trust. He offers private investigation and treatment of knee conditions at Spire Portsmouth Hospital.
An experienced knee specialist in Portsmouth
Trained in London, Wessex and South Australia, Mr Cossey was appointed as Consultant Knee Surgeon at Portsmouth NHS Trust in 2005. Focusing solely on knee conditions, he works in close collaboration with a designated anaesthetist and local physiotherapists to provide a friendly, comprehensive private service for patients with knee symptoms such as pain, swelling, locking and instability.
, run by Mr
Andrew Cossey, provides specialist
and expert Orthopaedic advice for all knee problems.
Mr Cossey offers expert treatment for the full range of conditions affecting the knee joint, including:
- Anterior cruciate ligament damage
- Knee ligament damage
- Meniscal tear
- Chondral injuries
- Sports injuries
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Knock knees
Knee replacement surgery in Hampshire
The bone surfaces in the knee joint are covered with
articular cartilage, a strong flexible material that allows the surfaces
to move smoothly over one another. When this cartilage becomes worn or
damaged, as a result of injury, disease or, most commonly, the
degenerative changes associated with ageing, the bone surfaces can rub
against each other causing pain, swelling and stiffness in the joint.
Early arthritic symptoms can be managed non-surgically using
painkillers, medication, lifestyle changes and eventually corticosteroid
injections into the joint, however when the ability to perform everyday
activities becomes compromised, knee replacement surgery provides
significant relief from pain and functional improvement in the majority
of patients treated.
Mr Cossey is highly skilled in all forms of knee
replacement surgery, offering both total knee replacement where both
sides of the knee joint are replaced, and partial or unicompartmental
knee replacement, a less invasive procedure where only the area of the
joint affected by arthritis is replaced.
Expert knee realignment surgery
Cossey also offers knee alignment surgery (knee osteotomy), an
alternative treatment to total knee replacement suitable for younger,
active patients. In cases where there is arthritic damage to only one
side of the knee, removing a wedge of shinbone from under the healthy
side of the knee transfers the weight to an area of the knee where the
cartilage is still healthy and means that the arthritic surfaces do not
rub against each other. Knee realignment surgery can delay the need for
a total knee replacement for up to ten years, reducing the need for
more complex revision knee replacement surgery in the future.
Mr Andrew James Cossey is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including Spire Healthcare
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