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Arthroscopic Technique

18/12/2015

Edward Crawfurd uses an arthroscopic technique for reconstructing anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments so although there is a small incision needed to take the graft the actual operation is done through keyhole incisions.
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Knee Keyhole/Arthroscopic Surgery

18/12/2015

Edward Crawfurd performs a large number of knee pain treatment surgery for his clients in Northampton. A significant percentage of his knee operations are performed through two very small incisions at the front of the knee using a technique colloquially known as “keyhole” surgery. The instrument used is actually an arthroscope which is thinner than...
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Posterior Cruciate Injuries

18/12/2015

Posterior Cruciate Injuries The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is not injured nearly as frequently as the ACL. As the name implies it lies at the back of the knee and stops the shin bone slipping backwards under the thigh bone on weight bearing. It is usually damaged when the knee is over straightened (hyper-extended) such...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

18/12/2015

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligament that lies within the knee joint and stops the shin bone moving forwards from under the thigh bone. If it gets damaged then the knee may become unstable and give way or collapse especially in movements that involve turning on a flexed...
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Knee Ligament Injuries

18/12/2015

There are four major ligaments in a knee along with several supplementary ligaments. They are all important in stabilising the knee. The main ones are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the medial collateral (MCL) and the lateral collateral (LCL). Lateral collateral ligament injuries The LCL is often injured at the...
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Total Knee Replacements

18/12/2015

Total Knee Replacements If the knee is badly worn or deformed then a full or total knee replacement will be required. In this procedure a sliver of joint surface is removed from the end of the thigh bone and the top of the shin bone. They are then both resurfaced with a thin layer of...
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Partial Knee Replacements

18/12/2015

Partial Knee Replacements If the wear in a knee just involves one part of it, such as the joint between the knee cap and the front of the thigh bone, then Edward Crawfurd will do a partial replacement resurfacing the affected part. Most commonly it is the inner (medial) part that wears, and if the...
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Knee Arthritis and Knee Replacement Surgery

18/12/2015

Knee Arthritis is increasingly common as one gets older and in 20% of us it becomes a limiting factor in our mobility. It may follow an injury to the knee years before or be the result of a spontaneous inflammation in the joint such as occurs with rheumatism. It may affect only part of the...
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Treatment of Knee Injuries

18/12/2015

Treatment of Knee Injuries Simple treatments are often helpful for minor injuries and in the early stages of more serious injuries. These include: Rest Ice Compression Elevation All of which will help with pain and swelling. But other treatments may also be needed such as: Physiotherapy Bracing Injections (with steroid, anaesthetic, or lubricant) Modification of...
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Symptoms of knee Injuries

18/12/2015

Symptoms of knee Injuries Pain Loss of movement Swelling Giving way Locking or catching Inability to take your weight If you have a knee injury then getting an early diagnosis and the appropriate treatment can mean that damage is limited and the return to activities quicker. In order to make the diagnosis and start the...
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