Treating common knee conditions

I hope that you will be interested in a new article written for the patient-facing website by Misters Charles Gibbon and Michael Wilkinson of The Lister Hospital. In the articles they discuss the best options for partial knee replacement and wrenched/twisted knees.

For patients with degenerative joint disease or osteoporosis it may seem that a total knee replacement is an unavoidable step however, Mr Charles Gibbons proposes that a partial knee replacement is, in fact, the best option. Other surgical options include osteotomy and arthroscopy. Mr Michael Wilkinson has written two articles in a straight-forward manner, detailing causes, symptoms and treatments for a wrenched knee and encourages the use of arthroscopic surgery to treat this condition.

To read these articles written in plain English by two of the UK’s acknowledged medical experts and for more information about treatments for knee conditions please click here.

About our Medical Experts

Mr Charles Gibbons qualified from London Hospital Medical College in 1989. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2002 and also practises at The Lister Hospital. His main interests include knee surgery (soft tissue knee surgery and knee joint replacement) and hip replacement.

Mr Michael Wilkinson qualified from Westminster Medical School in 1982. Since January 1997 he has been the principal Knee Surgeon at King’s College Hospital and he also practises at The Lister Hospital. His interests include soft tissue knee surgery as well as degenerative disorders of the knee.

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