Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

Occasionally only a small part of the knee joint may develop premature wear because the alignment (or shape) of the knee is not ideal (knock knees or bandy legs). When the alignment is corrected through osteotomy (cutting the bone) the damage can be halted or reversed.

This technique can be combined with articular cartilage treatment to enhance the recovery of a damaged joint.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative joint disease that causes deterioration of cartilage between bones. It can be caused by aging, genetics, obesity, and joint injuries from sports, work, or accidents.

In 2012, 92% of hip joints replaced in the UK were needed because of osteoarthritis.

In the same year, 98% of the knee joints replaced in the UK were because the patient was diagnosed with osteoarthritis.