A highly experienced knee and trauma surgeon with a special interest in sports injuries.
Mr Christopher Wilson is Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospital of Wales NHS Trust. In addition to his busy and varied NHS work, he offers private knee surgery at the Cardiff Bay Clinic, South Wales and The Vale Hospital, Vale of Glamorgan.
A specialist knee and sports injury surgeon in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Mr Wilson is an innovative and experienced knee surgeon offering all the latest surgical techniques for the treatment of trauma and degenerative changes to the knee joint, including computer-guided knee replacement, re-alignment osteotomy, partial knee replacement and ligament surgery. He is also actively involved in the use and development of cutting edge procedures to repair cartilage and meniscus damage, such as articular cartilage restoration using stem cells and meniscal transplantation.
Mr Wilson has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries to the knee, successfully treating elite athletes, rugby players, footballers and ice hockey players. He always works closely with physiotherapists to produce the best possible outcome for his patients, be they professional sportspeople, weekend amateurs, or less active people with painful and worn out knees.
As an expert in trauma and knee surgery, Mr Wilson can also offer medico-legal advice in cases of personal injury and medical negligence.
Knee conditions treated by Mr Christopher Wilson
Mr Wilson provides treatment for all conditions affecting the knee, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ligament damage, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture
- Meniscal tears
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Patella fracture
- Knee dislocation
- Genu valgum
Expert knee realignment osteotomy
Mr Wilson is highly skilled in knee realignment osteotomy, a good alternative to total knee replacement for patients with arthritic damage affecting only one side of the knee. By removing a wedge of shinbone he is able to shift the patient's body weight to the area of the knee that is still healthy, relieving pain and preventing further damage. The surgery is usually very successful and can last many years. The downside to the procedure is that there is no guarantee how long it will last and they all do eventually fail. However, when this does occur, a conversion operation to a knee replacement is straightforward.
Computer-guided knee replacement surgery in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Always staying up with the latest developments in orthopaedic surgery, Mr Wilson is able to offer computer-guided knee replacement surgery, a state-of-the-art procedure that allows him to customise a knee implant to the individual patient. The advanced MRI and computer technology also mean that the operation can be performed through smaller incisions and in a reduced time, leading to a quicker recovery.
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