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KNEE INJURIES

Knee injuries and treatments

KNEE INJURIES

Knee injuries and treatments

Knee injuries we care for include

Cartillage/meniscal tears

Chondral/surface injuries

Osteo-chondral injuries (bone defects)

Loose bodies

Ligament injuries resulting in instability - both acute and long-standing injuries

Medial Ligament repair

Lateral Ligament repair

Postero-lateral corner disruption

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

Revision ACL

Multi Ligament repair

Patellar Stabilisation

Knee injuries we treat include

Cartillage/meniscal tears

Chondral/surface injuries

Osteo-chondral injuries (bone defects)

Loose bodies

Ligament injuries resulting in instability - both acute and long-standing injuries

Medial Ligament repair

Lateral Ligament repair

Postero-lateral corner disruption

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

Revision ACL

Multi Ligament repair

Patellar Stabilisation

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU RECOVER FROM KNEE INJURY

Knee Surgeries

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CARTILAGE REPAIRS - MENISCAL REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT

The knee is frequently injured in sport resulting in pain swelling and loss of function. Modest injuries such as cartilage tears can be treated easily with keyhole surgery. Early intervention can minimise wasting and ensure an optimal recovery.

Early detection by an experienced Physio can ensure that you have the best platform for rehabilitation and hopefully minimise the risk of disappointment.

The cartilage is repaired if possible using the latest innovations to minimisefuture risk of arthritis. Repair can however slow recovery as healing is required. Biologic injections can sometimes help this process.

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ACL INTERNALBRACE

Some forty years since the importance of the ACL was recognised in terms of knee stability, surgeons have sought a way to restore knee stability and, ultimately, normal function after injury.

Initial attempts to repair the damaged cruciate ligament directly end-to-end were very disappointing with only a third restoring satisfactory function. Although at this time material technology was poor and a prolonged persiod of immobilisation was required to protect the repair which often... go to our in depth InternalBrace for the knee page to find out more....

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MEDIAL LIGAMENT INTERNALBRACE

The Internal Brace offers a simple percutaneous way of restoring temporary stability as the medial ligament heals. This not only ensures anatomical length, preventing attenuation during early phase recovery, but can facilitate early mobilisation which prevents secondary detrimental changes to the joint,

which also improves soft tissue strength and accelerates healing. We have more in depth information on our InternalBrace for the knee page

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RUPTURED PATELLAR TENDON

Patellar tendon rupture is often a high-energy injury involving extensive open procedure, an extended period of immobilisation and protection to allow re-modelling. With InternalBracing modification early mobilisation would be undertaken

With InternalBracing modification early mobilisation would be undertaken and this ensures excellent function and much improved recovery. Patients can often walk without crutches or an external brace, after a few weeks. A return to more demanding sport takes within a three-month (as opposed to a .....

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PATELLAR DISLOCATION

Patellar dislocation is a frequent problem, but 70% can be corrected by proximal soft tissue realignment. If the tissues are not considered adequate, then hamstrings are often harvested for ligament reconstruction.

This causes donor site morbidity and also places dead tissue over the patellofemoral ligament which has to be protected during its period of remodelling and revascularisation. This can result in irritation, muscle wasting and wound complications.

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POSTEROLATERAL CORNER

Posterolateral corner reconstruction is a very complex procedure involving multiple drill tunnels, harvesting of extensive tissue and reconstruction using multiple anchors, screws and pieces of tendon.

Alternatively, since the injured tissues were still present but have been stretched to failure, restoring posterolateral corner stability with an InternalBrace mimicking the lateral collateral ligament and the soft tissues

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ANTEROLATERAL LIGAMENT

While the widespread adoption of Internal Brace technology is revolutionising the treatment of ligament injuries, it is by no means the only major clinical advance in this area.

However, one technique in particular is working particularly well when used in conjunction with the InternalBrace. In November 20??, after studying 48 knee joints from human cadavers over three years, Belgian knee surgeons Dr Steven Claes and Professor Johann Bellemans

A complete disruption and dislocation of the patellar, before and after InternalBrace surgery

Before surgery After surgery

“Professor Mackay has been inspirational to me and I’m extremely grateful for him and his expertise in repairing my injury that has been plaguing me since I was in my mid teens and throughout my military career.

Owen Tullan

“I will be forever grateful to Professor Mackay for getting me fit and able to qualify for London 2012 - without him I feel sure that I wouldn't have been part of Team GB.”

Susan Egelstaff
Team GB Badminton player

“It's now 5 months since my operation and having just spent four days playing strenous golf my knee has never felt better. My golf has improved so much that my friends want to know when they can have theirs done. ”

Rita Hallam

Watch some of our patient videos

These videos feature a mixture of patient  knee injuries that were treated with InternalBrace surgery - here are there stories....

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