Pain in your knee can
be a real inconvenience and can stop you living the life you want
to lead. You may struggle to do sports, walk any distance or do
normal tasks around the house and garden.
But knee pain does not have to be lived
with. Painkillers and physiotherapy may help in some cases,
but if you have long-lasting, more severe, pain you may want to
consider a knee replacement operation.
Knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery is usually carried out
when arthritis has badly affected the knee or the knee has been
injured. The cartilage which covers the bony surfaces of the knee
joint becomes worn away, which causes pain. The knee may also be
Your GP is the first person to approach to
advise on whether a knee replacement is likely to be an option for
you. Such surgery normally involves a few days in hospital and a
period of recovery at home during which you may need physiotherapy
and help around the house.
recover quickly from a knee operation and find they are once again
able to do the things they enjoy.
If you are interested in knee replacement
surgery, Ramsay Health Care can help. You won’t have to wait
to see a Consultant - we offer consultations and operations at
a time to suit you. In addition, we have first class
facilities and our private patients benefit from our Premium Care
Contact your local Ramsay hospital to book an
appointment or for more information. Treatment may be covered by
medical insurance and self pay packages are available on