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Knee Surgery & Surgery Options

Knee Surgery Information and Treatment Options

In cases of knee surgery, there is a range of these procedures that can be advised, depending on the specific conditions of the patient. The need for knee surgery would occur in conditions such as major knee injury, chronic pain, or instability, and in degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. The three most common forms of knee surgeries are arthroscopy, partial knee replacement, and total knee replacement.


Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedure with a small camera. Partial knee replacement describes a surgical procedure in which only the damaged or diseased part of the joint is replaced with an artificial implant. It is misleading to the term "total knee replacement," which refers to all replacement components within the knee.


The recovery time and success rates are different for each surgery and depend on the overall health of the patient. Explore more about the types of knee surgery Mr. Garrett specialises in below.

Knee Surgery: Services

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

A knee replacement is performed on patients with a worn-out or arthritic knee joint, where symptoms have failed to respond to non-operative treatments such as painkillers and physiotherapy. Robotic Total Knee Replacement is now available too. Find out more about knee replacements here.

Knee Arthroscopy

There are many knee operations that can be performed using an arthroscope (keyhole surgery) such as for torn meniscus, anterior knee pain, early stages of arthritis and the removal of loose bodies. More about knee arthroscopy can be found here!

Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery

Mr Simon Garrett is proud to offer robotic orthopaedic procedures for patients requiring a total knee replacement or total hip replacement, by making use of a MAKOplasty robotic arm.

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