Treatments provided by Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson offers expert treatment of knee conditions using the most up-to-date technology and techniques.

The intiial consultation with Mr Wilson is £180, with the follow up sessions costing £100.

Treatments, operations and tests

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross in the centre of the knee. A tear of these ligaments can be partial or complete, and results from overstretching of this ligament within the knee. Cruciate ligament repair is carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon, using a combination of open surgery and arthroscopy. The operation can be carried out as a day case, or may require a day or two in hospital.
Arthroscopy is one of the most frequently used investigations for the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries. It is a minor surgical procedure that is done as an outpatient. An arthroscope is a small, soft tube with a light and lenses on the tip. The surgeon inserts the arthroscope into your knee through a small incision. This allows the surgeon to see the entire knee joint and facilitates the repair of some knee injuries. Arthroscopy is normally done as a day case procedure.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross in the centre of the knee. A tear of these ligaments can be partial or complete, and results from overstretching of this ligament within the knee. Cruciate ligament repair is carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon, using a combination of open surgery and arthroscopy. The operation can be carried out as a day case, or may require a day or two in hospital.
Partial knee replacement is an option for a small percentage of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Your doctor may recommend partial knee replacement if your arthritis is confined to a single part (compartment) of your knee.
Knee replacement surgery is usually undertaken when osteoarthritis has resulted in the wearing down of the knee joint. In a knee replacement operation the worn out and arthritic parts of the knee joint are removed and replaced with a new, artificial knee joint. The new knee joint is called a prosthesis. More recently, Computer Guided Total Knee Replacements as well as a new technological development called “patient specific instrumentation” or a “custom fit knee” is beeing performed.
A meniscus tear is a common injury to the cartilage that stabilizes and cushions the knee joint. The pattern of the tear can determine whether your tear can be repaired. Radial tears sometimes can be repaired, depending on where they are located. Horizontal, flap, long-standing, and degenerative tears-those caused by years of wear and tear-generally cannot be repaired.