by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Paul Gibb
Over 100,000 knee replacements are performed annually in the United Kingdom and the operation has become one of the most durable and successful of joint replacements.
Although the knee joint is a more complex joint than the hip, knee replacement is now as safe and as reliable as hip replacement. Knee replacement is a very successful operation, over 90% of patients reporting relief of pain and around 80% reporting their results as good or excellent.
A variety of different types of knee replacement are available, National Joint Registries demonstrating that the most durable knee replacements are cemented condylar in type, with a clinical survivorship of over 95% at ten years.The vast majority of knee replacements performed by Mr Gibb are of this variety. Unicompartmental or partial knee replacement is performed in selected cases.
Pain is the principal indication for knee replacement, and the operation reliably relieves pain in the vast majority of patients. This pain relief is principally responsible for the relief of disability commonly experienced by patients with knee arthritis, allowing them to resume most normal activities, including recreational and some social sporting activity.
Knee replacement at The Horder Centre
At The Horder Centre well over 1,000 knee replacements are performed each year making it one of the busiest knee replacement units in the country.
The hospital has extremely high rates of patient satisfaction with over 98% of patients saying that they would recommend The Horder Centre to friends and family. The rehabilitation facilities on site are second to none, and the hospital was rated “outstanding” in its latest Care Quality Commission inspection. As a centre of excellence nestled in the Ashdown Forest East Sussex, The Horder Centre provides a calm and therapeutic environment in which to receive care, regularly treating both NHS and private patients, the latter either self-pay or privately insured.
To discuss knee replacement at The Horder Centre, or to arrange an appointment with Mr Gibb please contact us on 01892 665577.