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

Joint replacements – what type of artificial implant does Mr Moss use?

Mr Moss uses a range of artificial implants, or prostheses, to replace diseased or damaged bone around joints. The implants mimic bone shape and can be made of metal, high density polyethylene or ceramic. They are made by Zimmer, the largest orthopaedic manufacturing company in the world.

Mr Moss is frequently used as a specialist advisor to Zimmer and works extremely closely with the prostheses manufacturer to develop some ground breaking products in the United Kingdom. Working this closely with Zimmer, Mr Moss has been able to successfully carry out some of the UK’s firsts for his patients.

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