Jason Auld: Consultant Sports Injury Specialist, Northamptonshire
Consultant Sports Injury Specialist, Northamptonshire: Jason Auld
A Northampton based orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with a specialist interest in the treatment of sports injuries to the hip and knee, including cartilage injuries, ligament injuries and osteoarthritis.
Mr Jason Auld is Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. He provides private treatment for sports injuries affecting the hip and knee at BMI Three Shires Hospital, Northampton.
An experienced sports injury specialist in Northamptonshire
Mr Auld undertook his specialist trauma and orthopaedic training at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, going on to complete subspecialist Fellowships in hip and knee surgery in Sydney, Australia. Appointed Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust in 2005, he has a specialist expertise in the arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries to the knee, including cartilage and ligament damage, and in the management of hip and knee arthritis.
Sports injuries treated by Mr Jason Auld
Mr Auld offers treatment for a range of sports injuries affecting the knee and hip, including:
- Knee cartilage damage, including meniscal tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
- Postero lateral corner injury
- Fractures and soft tissue injuries
Expert repair of anterior cruciate ligament damage in Northamptonshire
Running diagonally through the inside of the knee, the
anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is responsible for keeping the knee
joint stable. It is very commonly injured during sporting activities
such as football, netball, rugby and tennis that can involve stopping
and changing direction suddenly, overextension of the lower leg or
having a collision. Symptoms of a damaged ACL include severe pain,
swelling and knee instability. Initially treatment of an ACL injury normally focuses on pain relief and reduction of the swelling, followed by
physiotherapy to regain strength and movement in the knee. In cases
where the knee remains unstable, surgical repair of the ligament is
A skilled arthroscopic (keyhole) surgeon, Mr Auld offers
expert reconstruction of the ACL with a hamstring graft harvested from
the top of the shin. He works in close conjunction with specialist
sports physiotherapists to ensure full and appropriate rehabilitation
for patients wishing to return to their chosen sport.
Knee cartilage repair
The joint surfaces of the knee are covered with
cartilage, a smooth, flexible material that reduces friction in the
joint and allows the surfaces to move easily over one another. The ends
of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) are also protected by
discs of cartilage known as the menisci. It is common for both the
articular cartilage of the knee and the menisci to become damaged as a
result of sporting activities.
With immediate access to MRI scanning, Mr Auld offers
expert assessment of knee damage such as persistent swelling, locking
and instability. Where damage to the knee cartilage is identified, he
is able to offer a range of arthroscopic treatments, including trimming
or suturing meniscal cartilage tears and techniques that encourage the
natural repair of articular cartilage, such as abrasion chondroplasty,
microfracture and cartilage transplantation.
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