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Knee Arthroscopy :: Meniscus Tears/Meniscus Repair :: ACL/Ligament Reconstruction
Cartilage Regrowth :: Osteochondral Autograft :: Osteochondral Allograft
Patellofemoral Instability :: Quadriceps/Patellar Tendon Ruptures

Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?
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Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

Knee Arthroscopy

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.

Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Meniscus Tears/Meniscus Repair

Meniscus tear is the commonest knee injury in athletes, especially those involved in contact sports. A suddenly bend or twist in your knee cause the meniscus to tear. This is a traumatic meniscus tear. Elderly people are more prone to degenerative meniscal tears as the cartilage wears out and weakens with age.

Find out more about Meniscus Tears/Meniscus Repair from the following link.

Meniscus Tears/Meniscus Repair

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

ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon

ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon
ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

Cartilage Regrowth

Coming soon

Find out more about Cartilage Regrowth from the following link.

Cartilage Regrowth

Osteochondral Autograft

Osteochondral autograft transplant system (OATS) is a grafting technique indicated in treatment of focal articular cartilage defects (area < 2 cm) where the grafts are used to replace the damaged cartilage tissue. It is the procedure for repairing articular cartilage defects and to restore normal functioning of the knee joint.

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Osteochondral Autograft

Osteochondral Allograft

Osteochondral allograft is one of the cartilage grafting techniques indicated in patients with articular cartilage damage in the knee to restore normal functioning of the joint. Cartilage grafting is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged cartilage with healthy cartilage taken from a donor or from the same patient harvested at the site that takes less weight of the body.

Find out more about Osteochondral Allograft from the following link.

Osteochondral Allograft

Patellofemoral Instability

Patella (knee cap) is a protective bone attached to the quadriceps muscles of the thigh by quadriceps tendon. Patella attaches with the femur bone and forms a patellofemoral joint. Patella is protected by a ligament which secures the kneecap from gliding out and is called as medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL).

Find out more about Patellofemoral Instability from the following link.

Patellofemoral Instability

Quadriceps/Patellar Tendon Ruptures

Patellar tendon rupture is the rupture of the tendon that connects the patella (knee cap) to the top portion of the tibia (shin bone). The patellar tendon works together with the quadriceps muscle and the quadriceps tendon to allow your knee to straighten out.

Find out more about Quadriceps/Patellar Tendon Ruptures from the following link.

Quadriceps/Patellar Tendon Ruptures

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