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

How do you know if you require knee surgery?

Commonly patients experience pain and swelling in the knee and find that everyday activities are uncomfortable. Walking may be restricted and sleep may be interrupted. Patients may notice instability or locking of the knee and occasionally a grinding sensation.

Though non-surgical treatments are always considered initially, if using medication and a can aren’t delivering enough relief, you need to be referred to a consultant orthopaedic surgeon by your GP before you can be considered for surgery.