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Knee Anatomy :: Knee Arthroscopy
Total Knee Replacement :: Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Revision Knee Replacement

The Lateral Meniscus Syndrome

Injury to the lateral meniscus is more common clinical problem compared to the medial meniscus injury. The lateral meniscus is structural different to the medial counterpart. The structure tends to be thicker at its periphery and cover a greater area of the tibial plateaux.

The Lateral Meniscus Syndrome


The Medial Meniscus Syndrome

Of the menisci within the knee, it is the medial that is more easily injured. Differences in the anatomical attachments of the medial meniscus compared to the lateral mean that the medial meniscus becomes distorted during combined flexion and rotation movements in a manner not experienced on the lateral side.

The Medial Meniscus Syndrome


Lower Limb Arthroplasty

Injury to lower limb is very common and many injuries may require surgical intervention. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique offering several advantages over conventional or open surgery. Various conditions can be treated with arthroscopic procedure.

Lower Limb Arthroplasty


Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?
Find out more in this web based movie.

Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint


Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

Find out more about Knee Arthroscopy from the following links.

Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Total Knee Replacement

One of the more common procedures we perform is Primary Total Knee Replacement. This factsheet is for people who are planning to have a primary total knee replacement procedure. Total Knee Replacement means replacing a knee joint that has been damaged or worn away.

Find out more about Total Knee Replacement with the following links.

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

One of the other main types of joint replacement procedure performed is Unicompartmental Knee Replacement. This factsheet is for people who are planning to have a Unicompartmental Knee Replacement procedure. Unicompartmental Knee Replacement means replacing one part of a knee joint that has been damaged or worn away.

Find out more about Unicompartmental Knee Replacement with the following links.

Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Revision Knee Replacement

This means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.

Find out more about Revision Knee Replacement with the following links.

Revision Knee Replacement
Revision Knee Replacement

Lower Limb Arthroplasty

Injury to lower limb is very common and many injuries may require surgical intervention. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique offering several advantages over conventional or open surgery. Various conditions can be treated with arthroscopic procedure.

  • Knee replacement
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Meniscal tear
  • Combined knee ligament injuries
  • Patellar tendon tear

Please use the links below to get more information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Broken Bones and Injury

Common Knee Injuries
Hamstring Muscle Strain
Muscle Strains in the Thigh

Fractures

Femur (Thighbone) Fractures in Adults
Proximal Tibia Fractures
Stress Fractures

Tears and Instability

Kneecap, Unstable
Ligament Injuries of the Knee
Meniscus, Tears of
Posterior Cruciate Ligament, Tears of

Pain Syndromes

Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
Shin Splints

Diseases and Syndromes

Bursitis of the Knee: Goosefoot (Pes Anserine)
Bursitis of the Knee: Kneecap (Prepatellar)
Limb Length Discrepency
Osteonecrosis of the Knee

Arthritis

Arthritis of the Knee
Osteoarthritis of Knee -- Social Impact
Osteoarthritis of the Knee - Frequently Asked Questions

Pain Syndromes

Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
Compartment Syndrome
Knee Pain, Adolescent Anterior
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Osteoarthritis: Surgical Treatment

Joint Replacement

Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement and Implants
Knee Replacement, Cemented and Cementless
Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive
Knee Replacement, Osteotomy and Unicompartmental Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Total Knee Replacement

Nonsurgical Treatment

Care of Casts and Splints
How to use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers
Viscosupplementation in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Surgical Considerations in
Knee Arthroscopy
Meniscal Transplants

Considerations

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Postoperative Care

Knee Arthroscopy, Exercise Guide
Knee Replacement - Exercise Guide
Knee Replacement, Activities After

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