Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

We live in an age where we all want to be more active and many of us wish to pursue our sporting interests through middle life into older age. This means we demand more from our joints for longer, even if they are worn out. With the development of more sophisticated ways of analysing knee joint deterioration, I can identify patients who are experiencing early wear in specific parts of their knee joint. In the past these patients might have been advised to give up – but not any longer. Nowadays advancing design has made it possible to resurface these isolated parts. The aim is to keep the patient mobile and active, whilst resurfacing only the damaged area of the joint in a much smaller and reduced operation. Smaller procedures lead to a more rapid rehabilitation and greater activity at an earlier stage following the operation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What tests will confirm the diagnosis of osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is often visible on X-rays. Cartilage loss is indicated if the normal space between the bones is narrowed, if there is an abnormal increase in bone density, or if bony projections or erosions are evident. A blood test is often taken to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.

Mr Moss will conduct an examination of your joint and will ask you to describe the pain. He will record your medical history, often asking you a series of questions about injuries, infections, ailments you have experienced, and any medications you are taking.

From this information and examination, Mr Moss will choose the most appropriate treatment option for you.