Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

info@michaelmoss.info

In 20% of cases where a knee is beginning to wear, the process starts on the outside part of the knee, causing the bones to grind. Symptoms are very similar to that described for the medial part of the joint but much less common.

Similarly if caught early enough and the rest of the knee remains intact, lateral (outer) joint resurfacing is a very similar procedure to medial resurfacing.

Resurfacing the lateral side of the knee is a technically demanding procedure and some implants are not suitable. However, I have a lot of experience of this procedure and demonstrate the procedure to other surgeons. Again I use the Zimmer Uni High Flex Knee prosthesis.

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.