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Knees

Knee Anatomy :: Knee Arthroscopy :: ACL Reconstruction
Total Knee Replacement :: Uniknee Replacement :: Revision Knee Replacement

Normal anatomy of the Knee Joint

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

Knee Anatomy
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Arthroscopy of the knee joint.

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.

Knee Arthroscopy
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Knee surgery
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Knee Arthritis Surgery
Patient Info handout

 

Total Knee Replacement (TKR).

A total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee arthroplasty is a surgery that resurfaces an arthritic knee joint with an artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses’.

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

Total Knee Replacement
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Total Knee Arthroplasty
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Knee replacement Info
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee running from the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears unfortunately it doesn’t heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.

ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure and with recent advances in arthroscopic surgery can now be performed with minimal incisions and low complication rates.

ACL Reconstruction Hamstring tendon.

ACL surgery
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ACL Reconstruction
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Ligament Reconstruction
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ACL Reconstruction Patellar tendon

Knee Surgery
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ACL Reconstruction
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Hamstring Tendon
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Uni condylar knee replacement.

This simply means that only a part of the knee joint is replaced through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement. The knee joint is made up of 3 compartments, the patellofemoral and medial and lateral compartments between the femur and tibia (i.e. the long bones of the leg). Often only one of these compartments wears out, usually the medial one. If you have symptoms and X-ray findings suggestive of this then you may be suitable for this procedure.

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

Knee Surgery Movie
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Uni Condylar Knee Replacement
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Knee Replacement
Patient Info handout

 

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 Surgery
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Revision Knee Replacement
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Knee Arthritis surgery
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Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons .

Knee Arthritis

Knee Sports Injuries

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