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Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
At Emersons Green treatment centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.
We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.
ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure that involves a torn ligament being removed from the knee. A tissue graft is then inserted. The surgery is performed via keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, to reduce scarring and bruising.
A knee arthroscopy is used to investigate knee problems, including inflammation and injury, or to repair damaged tissue or remove a Baker’s Cyst. An arthroscope – a telescope on a long, thin cord – is inserted through small cuts in the skin. Arthroscopies enable the patient to recover faster from surgery.
A meniscus tear is a common injury to the cartilage that stabilises and cushions the knee joint. If the tear is unable to heal on its own, surgery may be necessary.
Injections are a fast and easy method of easing joint pain and inflammation in the knee caused by arthritis/osteoarthritis. Injections include steroids, to ease inflammation, and Hyaluronate, which helps the joint to move more smoothly.
Total knee replacement surgery involves replacing diseased or damaged joint surfaces in the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.
Unicompartmental knee replacement (or uni-knee replacement) is an option for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee if their arthritis is confined to a single knee compartment (the knee is divided into three major compartments).
Along with all Independent Sector healthcare providers we are currently supporting NHS England during the Coronavirus crisis. This has sadly meant that any patients who were scheduled to visit us have had their treatment postponed. While we are not yet able to give patients a revised surgery date, we are doing our utmost to get through the impact of this pandemic and re-open at the earliest opportunity.
To sign up to email updates or to view our current status and advice, visit our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information page.