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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


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 Surgery
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Knee Arthroscopy
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Arthroscopic 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.

Knee Joint Pain
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Total Knee Replacement
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Knee 3D Video
Patient Info handout


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.

Hamstring Tendon
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ACL Reconstruction
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Ligament Injuries
Patient Info handout

ACL Reconstruction Patellar tendon

Patellar Tendon
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Ligament Reconstruction
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Knee Injury Treatment
Patient Info handout


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.

Uni Knee
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Unicondylar Knee Replacement
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Partial Knee
Patient Info handout


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

Broken Bones and Injury

Fractures

Tears and Instability

Pain Syndromes

 

Diseases and Syndromes

 

Arthritis

 

Pain Syndromes

 

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Osteoarthritis: Surgical Treatment

 

Joint Replacement

 

Nonsurgical Treatment

 

Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

 

Considerations

Postoperative Care

 

 
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