Knee Surgery Unit
Your centre of excellence for knee surgery in Bath
From athletes with devastating knee injuries to grandparents who simply want to be able to run around after their grandchildren, our specialist knee unit is dedicated to diagnosing and treating complex issues in the knee joint.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, talk to the knee specialists. By bringing together a team of experts, from world-class surgeons to physiotherapists and theatre staff, we’ve created a centre of excellence. Now you can experience an outstanding level of care before, during and after surgery.
Experience the benefits of a specialist practice
Our specialist unit brings together a multidisciplinary team to share knowledge and advance practice for patients with knee pain.
At our dedicated facility, you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art theatres, the latest technologies and a highly experienced team. By sharing a wealth of expertise in knee surgery and rehabilitation, we’ve created an advanced pathway of care for patients.
Take the first step in reducing knee pain
With four bones, two pads of cartilage, ligaments and tendons, the knee is a more complex joint than you might realise. If you are experiencing pain in your knee, our expert team is here to support you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Knee pain can prevent you from doing the activities you enjoy or even put your career on hold. With short waiting lists for diagnostics and treatment, plus our enhanced recovery programme, we’re here to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you are a candidate for knee replacement surgery, you will be enrolled in Joint School. This is our in-house education programme, which empowers you with exercises you can do before and after surgery and helps to reduce anxiety on the day. You will learn how to:
- Get your home ready for recovery after surgery
- Make sure you have the support you need from friends and family
- Use crutches and navigate stairs after surgery
- Move safely after surgery to enhance your recovery
Our physiotherapists will review your progress after surgery and support you in getting back to the activities you love quickly and safely.
The Stryker Mako robotic-arm system is a state-of-the-art technology that assists surgeons during knee replacement surgery. It has been described as ‘the gold standard’ with benefits that include:
- Customised surgical procedures
The Mako system customises surgery to your exact requirements with a pre-op plan and guides. This assists the surgeon to ensure implants are placed in the optimum position.
- New levels of accuracy within the operation
The system allows fine adjustments (as the surgeon requires) to get the most accurate result.
- While robotic-assisted surgery isn’t suitable for every patient, these factors can lead to faster recovery times and reduced post-op pain.
There are many reasons why you might be experiencing knee pain, including injury, osteoarthritis, bleeding in the joint, bursitis or gout. You might have sprained the knee by overstretching the muscle, but if you are struggling to keep the knee stable, it’s possible you have torn the ligament. The first step towards getting a diagnosis is to book a consultation with a knee specialist.
If you’re not able to put weight on your knee or if there’s a locking or painful clicking feeling when you move, it’s worth booking a consultation.
At our specialist knee unit, you’ll be seen by one of our friendly orthopaedic surgeons. They’ll take the time to discuss your symptoms and your previous medical history to get a clear understanding of the pain you’re experiencing.
Your consultant will physically examine your knee, which may involve bending the knee to varying degrees. This will help them to understand precisely where you are experiencing discomfort and will allow them to assess the range of motion you currently have.
To investigate the source of pain further, you may be referred for an X-Ray, CT scan, MRI or ultrasound scan. You might also be referred for blood tests to see if there is any inflammation or infection that might be causing your knee pain. As a specialist unit, we’re able to offer these diagnostic tests in-house – and often even on the same day – for a seamless patient experience.
Why choose Sulis Hospital for your surgery?
Sulis Hospital Knee Unit is a specialist unit with internationally recognised surgeons.
Knee pain can be distressing and reduce your mobility, confidence and quality of life. Lengthy waits for surgery can affect your fitness, health and wellbeing. We offer investigation, diagnosis and surgery for knee problems with short waiting times so that you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
ACL reconstruction surgery
Knee articular cartilage surgery
Knee pain diagnosis & treatment
Knee realignment surgery (osteotomy)
Knee Replacement Surgery (Mako® Robotic-assisted)
Knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery (partial)
Kneecap joint replacement surgery
Kneecap stabilisation surgery
Meniscal repair surgery
Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
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