Procedures
Regular operations

 

Total Knee Replacement (TKR)


A total knee replacement is an operation that replaces an arthritic knee joint with artificial one. Mr Gardner replaces the worn out ends of the bone with metal and places a plastic inset between them to restore the bearing, the knee cap is replaced if it is worn out.

This procedure is recommended if conservative measures such as pain killers and weight loss have not worked.

The time have to have a total knee replacement is when the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks of surgery.

Mr Gardner will discuss the risks prior to surgery. If you cannot sleep at night because of pain and are unable to do the activities you want to do during the day then you may benefit from a total knee replacement.  

 
 

Unicomparmental Knee Replacement (UKR)


A unicomparmental knee replacement is an operation that replaces the arthritic part of a knee joint with artificial one. Mr Gardner replaces the worn out part of the knee with metal and places a plastic inset between them to restore the bearing.

This procedure is recommended if conservative measures such as pain killers and weight loss have not worked.

The time have to have a unicomparmental knee replacement is when the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks of surgery. Mr Gardner will discuss the risks prior to surgery. If you cannot sleep at night because of pain and are unable to do the activities you want to do during the day then you may benefit from a unicomparmental knee replacement.  

 
 

Total Hip Replacement (THR)


A total hip replacement is an operation that replaces an arthritic hip joint with artificial one. Mr Gardner replaces the worn out ends of the bone with metal and places a ceramic head and plastic inset between them to restore the bearing.

This procedure is recommended if conservative measures such as pain killers and weight loss have not worked.

The time have to have a total hip replacement is when the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks of surgery.

Mr Gardner will discuss the risks prior to surgery. If you cannot sleep at night because of pain and are unable to do the activities you want to do during the day then you may benefit from a total hip replacement.  

 
 

Knee Arthroscopy


A knee arthroscopy is key hole surgery when a telescope is inserted into the joint to diagnose and treat conditions of the cartilage. Mr Gardner is trims cartilage that is getting caught in the joint. This surgery is done as day case and you are in and out of hospital in the same day.

This procedure is recommended for mechanical symptoms of the knee such as catching pains, locking and giving way. The time have to have a knee arthroscopy is when the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks of surgery. Mr Gardner will discuss the risks prior to surgery. If you have pains from you knee interfering with sports or activities of daily living you may benefit from knee arthroscopy.  

 
 

Revision Hip and Knee Replacement


A revision hip or knee replacement is an operation that replaces a worn out total joint replacement with a new one. Mr Gardner removes the worn implants with new ones.

The time have to revision is when the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks of surgery.

Mr Gardner will discuss the risks and benefits prior to surgery. Mr Gardner has a specialist interest in the revision of metal on metal implants and revisions due to fractures of the bone around implants.  

 
 

Hip Injection


A hip injection is day case surgery where Mr Gardner under x-ray control passes a needle into the hip joint and injects local anaesthetic and steroid. This can be for diagnosing the cause of pain or to treat hip arthritis.