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Knee Conditions

London Orthopaedic Specialists offer rapid diagnosis, intervention and aftercare for a wide range of knee conditions. Based at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth the unit has access to the very latest imaging technology and state-of-the-art wards to provide you with the highest standard of care. Our orthopaedic Consultants have a national and international reputation for exemplary treatment of all knee conditions.



Knee Conditions

Our Consultants at London Orthopaedic Specialists are leading experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all knee conditions.

Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain is used as a general description for a number of conditions which cause pain at the front (anterior aspect) and centre area of the knee. Pain is often associated with activity and can include patellofemoral pain syndrome, runners knee and jumpers knee. Read more about Anterior Knee Pain and the treatment options available.

Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are fibrous tissues which connect bones. There are 2 main pairs of ligaments in the knee. The medial and lateral collateral ligaments run on either side of the joint and the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are in the middle of the joint. The patellofemoral ligament connects the patella (knee cap) to the femur (thigh bone).

Ligament injuries in the knee are common. They can occur by themselves or in connection with injuries to other structures including the menisci. Read more about ligament injuries and the treatment options available.

Meniscal Tears

The meniscii are horseshoe-shaped cartilage structures that lie between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (large lower leg bone).  They are part of the articular surface on which movement takes place and act as shock absorbers.  The meniscus on the inner aspect of the knee is the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus lies on the outer side. Read more about meniscal tears and the treatment options available.

Patellar Instability

The patella (kneecap) sits on the anterior (front) aspect of the knee and articulates with the trochlea groove on the femur (thigh bone).  The patella tracks up and down the groove when the knee bends. The patella is joined to the quadriceps tendon above and the patella tendon below, which then inserts in to the tibia, the larger of the lower leg bones.  Its function is to extend the lever arm of the quadriceps muscle, increasing its effective strength. Read more about Patellar instability and the treatment options available.

Swollen Knee

Swelling in and around the knee joint can be caused by several common conditions.  It can come on gradually as part of a chronic condition or suddenly from an acute event or injury. The swelling can take place within the knee joint or from the surrounding tissues depending on the cause. Read more about swollen knee and the treatment options available.

Tendonitis

Tendons are tissues which connect muscle to bone. Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon. This can be from injury or from overuse. Tendon injuries including chronic tendonitis are referred to as tendonosis. Our surgeons at London Orthopaedic Specialists are trusted by many of the UK’s professional sports clubs and organisations, treating famous athletes, footballers, tennis and rugby players with unsurpassed levels of care and attention. We are proud to offer a 5-star service to anyone who comes for treatment at our Hospital. Read more about Tendonitis and the treatment options available.

 

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