Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

The advantages provided by these smaller knee resurfacing procedures can occasionally be extended in the more active patient whose knee has slightly more advanced wear extending into two of the three areas of the knee.

Typically the patellofemoral (front) part of the knee is replaced together with either the medial (inner) or lateral (outer) parts. Both the medial and lateral compartments together have also been resurfaced. This allows the knee to keep both its natural cruciate ligaments within the joint as well as the ligaments outside it. This provides a more natural and stable feel to the joint as well as allowing a more rapid recovery.

This is a highly specialised procedure and although it is said to be “new” I was a leading developer of this technique and have been successfully performing these procedures for several years for the more active patients who make higher demands on their knees.

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.