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 should I expect when I come to hospital?

Following your appointment with Mr Moss, his practice manager Niki Bassett will get in touch to offer you a convenient date and time for admission. Following this discussion you will have an hour-long appointment with our pre-assessment nursing/physiotherapy team. This will be to discuss medical history, medication, recovery after surgery, equipment you may need, home circumstances and any worries you may have regarding your treatment. The nurse will liaise with Mr Moss’s anaesthetist regarding your test results. If the anaesthetist is concerned about your medical history he may ask you to attend another appointment to see him in clinic.

On the day of admission you will be taken to your room by one of our receptionist team. The nurse in charge of your care will confirm your medical history and check your medication has not changed since your pre-assessment appointment. You will then be prepared for theatre. Mr Moss and his anaesthetist will see you prior to theatre to explain fully what they will be doing and consent with be obtained.

Following surgery you will continue to be looked after in your own room by the nursing and physiotherapy staff.

Mr Moss or his anaesthetist will review you on a daily ward round. You will be visited daily by our resident medical doctor who is on-call to answer any questions. You will also be visited by our pharmacist to ensure the pain medication is suitable for you.