|First appointment||From appointment to treatment*|
|5 weeks||11 weeks|
Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
At Southampton NHS 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.
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.
This surgical treatment stabilises the patella, or knee cap, if it has a tendency to dislocate. By helping it to run in a more normal position, dislocation is prevented and pain eased.
A knee arthroscopy is used to investigate knee problems, including inflammation and injury, or to repair damaged tissue. An arthroscope – a telescope on a long, thin cord – is inserted through small cuts in the skin – enabling the patient to recover faster from surgery.
This surgical procedure involves replacing a patient’s artificial knee joint with a new one. This surgery may also involve the use of bone grafts.
In this surgical procedure, tight structures on the outer part of the kneecap are released to ease knee pain caused by the kneecap being pulled away from its normal alignment.
A surgical procedure to replace the joint surface of the patella. It is usually performed as part of a total knee replacement but may be done in isolation for the joint surface damage is confined to the patella.
Total knee replacement surgery involves the replacing of diseased or damaged joint surfaces of 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 part or compartment of the knee. (The knee is divided into three major compartments.)