Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

info@michaelmoss.info

Our knees are the hardest working and most complex joint in our body. When a knee is damaged or becomes injured, the simplest of every day movements and activities can become painful and, in some instances, impossible.

Regardless of whether your condition is congenital, occupational or sports related, you need a highly skilled surgeon, the latest hospital equipment and a team that will help you rehabilitate. I’m pleased to say we can offer you all of these at our locations in Chichester.

Commonly patients experience pain and swelling in the knee and find that everyday activities are uncomfortable. Walking may be restricted and sleep may be interrupted. Patients may notice instability or locking of the knee and occasionally a grinding sensation.

Though non-surgical treatments are always considered initially, if using medication and a cane aren’t delivering enough relief, you need to be referred to a consultant orthopaedic surgeon by your GP before you can be considered for surgery.

 Knee surgery is carried out in two main ways and can be either arthroscopic (keyhole), which is typically used for sports injury, meniscal or cartilage procedures, or open, which is used for reconstructive and resurfacing operations. I am an expert in both of these methods.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do so many people need their joints replaced?

The most common reason is osteoarthritis which causes a patient to experience aching, stiffness, and eventual loss of mobility within the knee joint. Inflammation may or may not be present. The pain may be severe at times, followed by periods of relative relief. It often worsens after extensive use of the knee and is more likely to occur at night than in the morning. Stiffness tends to follow periods of inactivity, such as sleep or sitting and can be eased by stretching and exercise. Pain also seems to increase in humid weather. As the disease progresses, the pain may occur even when the joint is at rest and can keep the sufferer awake at night.