Procedures

The Sport Science Orthopaedic Clinic offers three predominant knee injury procedures, namely: Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, an arthroscopy and uni-compartment & total knee replacements.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction is performed with the intent of improving the patient’s future quality of life and to stabilise the knee and prevent further episodes, thereby evading further meniscal and cartilage damage.

The arthroscopy essentially refers to meniscus and cartilage repair and involves the surgeon either suturing or repairing the torn piece or, in extreme cases, removing it. Blood and stem cells are employed to stimulate healing.

Uni-compartment and total knee replacements are primarily performed with the aim of improving patients’ quality of life and to reduce pain. The artificial joint used is an exact replica of your own joint and is utilised to replace each compartment of your knee.

If you are suffering from one of the abovementioned knee complications, then surgery may well be the best means to reduce your pain and greatly enhance the quality of your life.

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