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Knee Surgery at The Cherwell Hospital

Pain in your knee can be a real inconvenience and can stop you living the life you want to lead. You may struggle to do sports, walk any distance or do normal tasks around the house and garden.

But knee pain does not have to be lived with. Painkillers and physiotherapy may help in some cases, but if you have long-lasting, more severe, pain you may want to consider surgical options.

What can cause knee pain?

The knee is one of the most easily injured joints and common knee injuries that cause pain include:
• Fractures
• Dislocations
• Sprains and strains
• Torn ligaments
• Osteoarthritis

Some sports that involve a lot of turning carry a particularly high risk of knee injuries, such as football, basketball, netball and skiing.

Find out the answers to more frequently asked questions about knees here 

Knee Surgery

At The Cherwell Hospital we have a highly experienced and professional team of Orthopaedic Surgeons that can diagnose, treat and manage all types of knee problems. They will perform knee surgery if required which is usually very effective in reducing pain and helping the return of normal functioning of the knee.

Here are the main knee surgeries we perform at The Cherwell Hospital:

Arthroscopy is the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedure and allows your surgeon to see inside your knee using a camera inserted through small cuts in the skin into your knee joint. The small incisions required for an arthroscopy will heal much faster and be less painful than traditional open surgery. Read more about Knee Arthroscopy  surgery. 

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the important ligaments that stabilise the knee joint and if this ligament has been torn or ruptured, the knee can collapse or ‘give way’ when making twisting or turning movements. 
ACL injuries are one of the most common types of knee injuries. The ACL is usually torn when you change direction rapidly, you land incorrectly from a jump or you have a collision. The ACL is often injured during high demand sporting activities such as football, squash, rugby, basketball and skiing.
If your ACL reconstruction is successful, your knee should not give way anymore. This will allow you to be more active and return to some or all of your sporting activities. Read more about ACL Reconstruction  surgery. 

Knee replacement surgery is usually carried out when arthritis has badly affected the knee or the knee has been injured. The cartilage which covers the bony surfaces of the knee joint becomes worn away, which causes pain. The knee may also be visibly swollen. 
Your surgeon will make a cut on the front of your knee and remove the damaged joint surfaces. They will replace these with an artificial knee joint made of metal, plastic, ceramic, or a combination of these materials. If your knee replacement is successful, you should have less pain and be able to walk more easily. Read more about total Knee Replacement  surgery. 

Read more about the other Orthopaedic procedures available at The Cherwell Hospital. 

Patient stories

Which Consultants can I see about my knee pain?

How do I see a Consultant?

If you are suffering from joint pain that is affecting your quality of life, talk to your GP and ask for a referral to The Cherwell Hospital. We provide orthopaedic services for NHS patients and those self-paying or using medical insurance.

If you have any questions about using your Private Medical Insurance or self-paying for treatment, please call Karen Nicholls, our Private Patient advisor on 01295 755010. She is also available via email,

Finance packages are available via a medical loan with 0% finance, further details are available here.

Patient comments

  • I visited The Cherwell Hospital for a second knee replacement - 5 years after my first visit. The consultant and operating team did a fantastic job on my knee which is feeling great after just a fortnight. The physiotherapists did a great job getting me up and about so quickly. In essence I felt that the Centre is run extremely efficiently but with compassion and care for the patients. I cannot recommend the Centre highly enough.
  • A month on from my surgery I am now fully mobile and have a pain free knee! Thanks to the skill of my surgeon and the whole team at The Cherwell Hospital. I would unreservedly recommend this amazing facility to anyone requiring orthopaedic surgery and if the need ever arose in the future I would not hesitate to return.
  • I have just arrived home after five days as a guest of The Cherwell Hospitaland having a total right knee replacement conducted by Luc Boizot. In my 64 years I have unfortunately had my fair share of being an inpatient in many different hospitals. I can, however, say that without a shadow of doubt, my experience this week has topped the lot. 
    There aren't enough superlatives to describe the care I've received. From the surgical team, to the ward staff, physio's, admin, catering and housekeeping, all have been beyond reproach.
  • I went to The Cherwell Hospital for right knee arthroscopy. From the minute I arrived to the minute I left I felt like I mattered. Nothing was too much and despite it being a very busy day for appointments, the staff were all attentive smiley and caring. Cannot fault my treatment here and would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you for making my day stay so comfortable.
  • Five star treatment for a knee replacement. Cannot fault. So clean and friendly. Beautiful food that is well presented. Lovely white crisp clean bed linen and towels, better than a hotel is all I can say and you come home repaired. Thank you to all of you at The Cherwell Hospital

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