Patients come to the Chelmsford Knee Clinic with a range of knee problems – usually either from an injury or with arthritis.
Patients with arthritis can be divided into those with early arthritis and those whose disease is well advanced.
Early arthritis can often be slowed down to manageable levels by:
- Weight loss and changing abnormal walking patterns e.g. limping.
- Correcting malalignment e.g. knocked knees or bandy legs by the operation of osteotomy.
- Stabilising loose worn knees to stop them deteriorating.
Patients with advanced arthritis will usually need either partial or unicompartmental knee replacement or total knee replacement.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Jamie Flanagan, has a great deal of experience of this wide range of surgical options.
He believes it is very important that patients have a choice of treatments depending where they are along the arthritic process.
Jamie has a special interest in patients who continue to have a problem following a knee replacement and is happy to see patients in his ongoing knee pain clinic.