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Introduction to knee surgery

Mr Datta is specialised in all aspects of Knee Surgery. Below he explores the different knee conditions and the surgical options available. If you are wishing to discuss your treatment directly with Mr Datta please book an initial consultation now.

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If you would like to book a consultation with Gorav Datta to discuss your knee problems, pain or surgery please contact us on 0800 433 4929 

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Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis

What is knee osteoarthritis? Knee osteoarthritis is the most common type of osteoarthritis, and is a very common cause of disability in the UK. The surfaces...

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Meniscus

Meniscus

What is a Meniscus? A meniscus is the C-shaped wedge of cartilage found on both sides of the knee, between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia)....

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Cartilage Damage

Cartilage Damage

What is Cartilage Damage? The articular surfaces (surfaces that make contact with another skeletal structure as part of a joint) of long bones are covered...

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)? The anterior cruciate ligament is a 3-3.5cm band of fibrous tissue forming one of the four main ligaments in the...

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Patella Tendinosis / Tendonitis

Patella Tendinosis / Tendonitis

What is patella tendinosis? Patella tendonitis is a chronic inflammation of the patellar tendon.  The patella tendon (ligament) is the structure which runs...

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Patellofemoral Dysfunction

Patellofemoral Dysfunction

What is Anterior knee pain / Patellofemoral dysfunction? Anterior knee pain is the umbrella term to cover a wide range of conditions where there are symptoms...

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Iliotibial Band syndrome

Iliotibial Band syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome The iliotibial band (ITB) is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the...

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Collateral ligaments

Collateral ligaments

What are the collateral ligaments? The collateral ligaments are many minor ligaments arranged in different directions and layers, which mesh together into one...

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knee surgery

Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee replacement Why is a Knee Replacement Performed? The most common reason to have a knee joint replaced is to relieve pain from severe arthritis that...

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ABICUS procedure

ABICUS procedure

ABICUS procedure – Bone Marrow Derived Cells Our surgeons have developed a pioneering new technique to regenerate the damaged joint surface (articular...

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Patello Femoral Replacement

Patello Femoral Replacement

Patello Femoral Replacement In around 10% of patients with knee arthritis their pain is coming from a worn knee cap. Although patients with this type of...

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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy This procedure is commonly known as ‘key-hole surgery’ because it involves a camera attached to a thin  telescope, being inserted into the...

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Revision total Knee replacement

Revision total Knee replacement

Revision Total Knee replacement Although the failure rate per annum is low, knee replacements do not last forever. There are two main reasons to revise a knee...

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High Tibial Osteotomy

High Tibial Osteotomy

High Tibial Osteotomy A Tibial Osteotomy is an operation in which your tibia (shin bone) is surgically broken (this means that it is broken under the control...

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If you would like to book a consultation with Gorav Datta to discuss your knee surgery, please contact us on 0800 433 4929 

Knee examination

examination is an important part of diagnosing conditions!

The knee is one of the most important joints in the human body and a lot of information can be gained from a thorough knee examination

What can my consultant tell from the examination?

  • if there is an abnormal amount of fluid around the joint (an Effusion),
  • if joint is hot to touch indicating an infection,
  • crepitus (grating or crackling sounds) that may be a sign of Osteoarthritis,
  • if there is any ligament damage.

The knee joint consist of two articulations – this means two locations where bones meet to allow movement. Because there are so many conditions that can cause knee pain and swelling, it is important that the right diagnosis is made. Information gained from a thorough examination will help your consultant decide which investigations will be most suitable to confirm your diagnosis. For example an MRI  to confirm a ligament injury.

The video below shows Mr Gorav Datta demonstrating the correct way to examine the knee and aspirate fluid from it.

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If you would like to book an examination with Gorav Datta to diagnose your knee problems please contact us on 0800 433 4929 

I want to thank Mr. Datta for taking such good care of me during both hip replacement procedures. It was my first major surgery and he helped calm my nerves. Both surgeries were successful and the after care was excellent. I am now completely pain free and able to do things I was not able to do for a number of years.

S Kirby

I must say my overall experience at Spire under Mr Datta was first class and I am very grateful to all involved

Peter L

My care and treatment has been excellent. From my first consultation through to my surgery, I have been kept well informed and have had all the information I’ve needed to ensure the surgery went well and that I make a speedy recovery. I would highly recommend Mr Datta.

Mr King

I had a total knee replacement done and had the best care. Yes did experience a long wait to go to surgery but that's expected in most hospitals. Was in for 3 days and couldn't fault the care, nurses and cleanliness of the hospital. Lovely food. One nurse in particular always managed to make me smile

P Elliott

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Eastleigh, Hampshire

SO53 2DW

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