Comprehensive information about conditions and treatments available for the knee.
There are 2 C-shaped cartilages inside the knee called the meniscus. If these are torn, without treatment, they may be loose and flop into the joint causing pain, clicking or locking. The damaged meniscus may be trimmed away (partial meniscectomy) or repaired if possible with stitches. This is done through keyhole surgery.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/meniscus-tears)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://www.orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/meniscal-tears/index.html
The anterior cruciate ligament is essential for rotational stability of the knee joint. If you have injured your anterior cruciate ligament, you may require surgery to regain full function of your knee. Dr Yeoh is able to take different grafts or augment reconstructions depending on your particular problem. This individualised approach is essential, regardless of whether you are an elite sportsperson or a weekend warrior.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-injuries)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://www.orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/acl-injury/index.html
An injury to the posterior cruciate ligament is much rarer, and is usually caused by a powerful force pushing backwards on a bent knee (like in a car accident or whilst playing football). Reconstruction if needed, Dr Yeoh performs arthroscopically (keyhole).
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/posterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://www.orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/pcl-injury/index.html
The side ligaments of the knee – the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) commonly heal well with physiotherapy, but sometimes can require direct repair or reconstruction. This is most commonly in the setting where more than one ligament has been ruptured and the knee is unstable.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/collateral-ligament-injuries)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://www.orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/mcl-injury/index.html
Recurrent knee cap dislocation can be caused by many factors. As a result, there are many different operations that could help you, and these would depend on what the actual problem is.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/unstable-kneecap)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://www.orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/fractured-patella/index.html
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://www.orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/tibia-fracture/index.html
These are normally acute injuries and require immediate attention by medical professionals. The most common sporting related knee injury is dislocation and ACL tears.
An osteotomy is performed to offload one particular compartment within the knee that has developed arthritis. This is usually performed in a patient who is too young for a knee replacement. Dr Yeoh uses computer navigation technology to ensure the leg is aligned to match your particular problem at the end of the operation.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/osteotomy-of-the-knee)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://www.orthoanswer.org/knee-leg/knee-osteoarthritis/index.html
In unicompartmental knee replacement (also called “partial” knee replacement) only a portion of the knee is resurfaced. This procedure is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients whose disease is limited to just one area of the knee.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/unicompartmental-knee-replacement)
Dr Yeoh uses either robot assisted technology, or patient specific instrumentation to ensure the more accurate placement for the implant.
This is an operation where the knee cap (patella), thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) are all resurfaced with metal and plastic.
This is a very successful operation to restore function and cure arthritis pain. Dr Yeoh will use either a robot, computer navigated techniques, or patient specific instrumentation to ensure that your implant is in the most accurate position possible, matched to your anatomy. We know that these forms of technology make a difference to how long your knee replacement lasts for, especially if you are under the age of 65.
Dr Yeoh will discuss these technologies with you, if you are a candidate for a knee replacement.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/total-knee-replacement)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00389
If you already have a knee replacement that is failing, you may be a candidate for a revision total knee replacement. This is a complex operation where some or all the parts of your previous knee replacement are removed and replaced with new parts. If you are a candidate for this, Dr Yeoh will discuss this with you at length. Custom implants may even be used to solve difficult problems.
(Source – https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/revision-total-knee-replacement)
Further information on this condition and treatment can be found at the following website: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00712
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