Treatments Provided by Kuntal Patel | Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon | Blackpool, Lancashire | Private Healthcare UK
Kuntal Patel
Kuntal Patel

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Blackpool, Lancashire

Treatments provided by Kuntal Patel

Mr. Kuntal Patel offeres for hip replacement, knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, revision hip and knee surgery, forefoot surgery.

Treatments, operations and tests

Hip replacement (Total)

Hip replacement surgery, or arthroplasty, is usually undertaken when osteoarthritis has resulted in the wearing down of the hip joint. In a hip replacement operation the worn out and arthritic parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with a new, artificial hip joint. The new hip joint is called a prosthesis. Total hip replacement surgery should improve an individual's mobility, by reducing pain and improving the function of the hip joint. The procedure can also be performed via keyhole (minimally invasive) surgery in the right circumstances.

Hip replacement revision

A hip replacement tends to last between 10 to 20 years. After that time, it is often the case that a further procedure is required to have it replaced. This is known as a hip revision.

Knee arthroscopy (keyhole investigation of the knee)

Arthroscopy is one of the most frequently used investigations for the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries. It is a minor surgical procedure that is done as an outpatient. An arthroscope is a small, soft tube with a light and lenses on the tip. The surgeon inserts the arthroscope into your knee through a small incision. This allows the surgeon to see the entire knee joint and facilitates the repair of some knee injuries. Arthroscopy is normally done as a day case procedure.

Knee ligament surgery (ACL Reconstruction)

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross in the centre of the knee. A tear of these ligaments can be partial or complete, and results from overstretching of this ligament within the knee. Cruciate ligament repair is carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon, using a combination of open surgery and arthroscopy. The operation can be carried out as a day case, or may require a day or two in hospital.

Knee replacement (Partial)

Partial knee replacement is an option for a small percentage of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Your doctor may recommend partial knee replacement if your arthritis is confined to a single part (compartment) of your knee.

Knee replacement (Total)

Knee replacement surgery is usually undertaken when osteoarthritis has resulted in the wearing down of the knee joint. In a knee replacement operation the worn out and arthritic parts of the knee joint are removed and replaced with a new, artificial knee joint. The new knee joint is called a prosthesis. More recently, Computer Guided Total Knee Replacements as well as a new technological development called “patient specific instrumentation” or a “custom fit knee” is beeing performed.

Knee replacement revision

A knee replacement tends to last between 10 to 20 years. After that time, it is often the case that a further procedure is required to have it replaced. This is known as a knee revision.

I specialise in...

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction