Seven things you need to know about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure carried out to replace or resurface a worn, damaged or diseased knee joint with an artificial implant. In 2016, 108,713 knee replacements were carried out across England, Wales, Northern Island, and the Isle of Man[i]. 1. When should I have a knee replacement? If you have been living with…

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What does a knee replacement involve?

By Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Sam Rajaratnam FRCS (Tr&Orth) Osteoarthritis of the knee is a very common cause of knee pain, the feeling of the knee ‘giving way’ and swelling. Whilst conservative treatment including pain killers, steroid or cartilage protein injections and physiotherapy can be helpful in the early stages, most people with Osteoarthritis of the knee will…

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Does your knee give way travelling down the stairs?

by Physiotherapist Anne Marie Pier Your knees take a lot of abuse in day to day life, even before you start to think about the marathon running, the 25 years of football that you played or the DIY project that had you kneeling for hours on end painting the skirting boards. When you consider those facts…

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Knee Replacement at The Horder Centre

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…

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Why does my knee keep ‘giving way’?

Common patient complaints As a Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee Surgeon I have treated a number of patients with difficult knee conditions. A common complaint that affects many of my patients is the feeling of the ‘knee giving way’ which can often occur unexpectedly and cause instability and pain. Each of the following patients presented me with…

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Knee replacement surgery: getting closer to a natural knee

A Q&A with Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Sam Rajaratnam FRCS, knee joint replacement specialist, discussing the latest developments in knee replacement surgery. What is a knee replacement? A knee replacement is an operation that involves replacing a worn or damaged knee joint with an artificial one. One of the most common reasons for needing a joint replacement…

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What are the best exercises for osteoarthritis of the knee?

What are the best exercises for osteoarthritis of the knee? January 10, 2018/Exercise & Fitness, Knee Osteoarthritis of the knee is generally a common complaint amongst those who are 50 years and older as a result of general wear and tear. As one of the largest and most complicated joints in the body, your knees…

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Knee replacements and enhanced recovery programme for knee surgery

Mr Sam Rajaratnam, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon explains the Horder Healthcare Enhanced Recovery Programme.  The Programme is designed to get the best results for patients who have had knee replacement or resurfacing surgery, allowing them to get back to a full and active life post surgery. View our videos on YouTube.

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