Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to repair or replace a damaged or diseased joint.
ACI (autologous chondrocyte implantation) and MACI (matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation) are advanced tissue-engineered technologies used to repair damaged articulating surfaces, mainly in the knee joint.
If your knee is damaged in all three areas (medical, lateral and patellofemoral) you may be a candidate for bicompartmental or total knee replacement.
Surgeons can perform a bone graft to repair or rebuild damaged bone in many areas of your body.
Cartilage is the thin tissue that covers bone surfaces providing smooth, friction free movement.
If conservative treatments for damaged cartilage are not successful your consultant may recommend cartilage resurfacing.
Chondroplasty is a surgical procedure to remove damaged cartilage in a joint.
Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon.
If your swollen or painful joints, ligaments or tendons do not respond to conservative treatments your consultant may recommend image guided joint injections.
Joint surfaces damaged by wear and tear or arthritis may be able to be resurfaced.
Knee arthroscopy (also called keyhole knee surgery) allows your surgeon to see inside your knee joint using a camera inserted through small cuts in the skin.
This is a procedure to remove your damaged knee joint and replace it with an artificial joint.
As patients live longer and more active lives older knee implants may need replacing.
The anterior cruciate ligament is replaced with a piece of suitable tissue from elsewhere in the body.
Under general anaesthetic your surgeon will move your stiff joint to a full range of motion, stretching the surrounding muscles and freeing the joint capsule.
Matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation is used to repair damaged articulating surfaces, mainly in the knee joint.
A torn meniscus may not heal on its own as there is a limited blood supply to that area.
During patela stabilisation either torn ligaments are repaired or a tendon may be repositioned.
PRP treatment uses a patient's own blood to promote the healing of injured tendons, joints, muscles and ligaments.
An osteotomy is a procedure usually performed to correct damage caused by osteoarthritis or a deformity. A tibial osteotomy is performed when only one side of your knee shows damage.
This type of knee replacement uses robotic-arm assisted technology for greater accuracy. Use of this technology has been shown to result in shorter hospital stays, smoother recovery and increased satisfaction.
If your knee is damaged in only one compartment you may be a candidate for unicompartmental knee replacement. Your surgeon only replaces the damaged compartment with metal or plastic components.
This type of partial knee replacement uses robotic-arm assisted technology for greater accuracy. Use of this technology has been shown to result in shorter hospital stays, smoother recovery and increased satisfaction.