Mr Aslam Mohammed has extensive experience in treating knee problems in high-level athletes and those involved in sport at a recreational level for over 25 years. He has developed techniques and instruments as well fixation devices for ligament construction. He utilises techniques and procedures to optimise the surgery and outcomes for his patients. He treats the following types of problems, which may occur with the knee joint:
• Resection (trimming)
Knee ligament injuries:
• ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
• PCL (posterior cruciate ligament)
• PFL (patello femoral ligament)
• Combined ligament injuries (Multi-ligament)
• Revision ligament surgery
Cartilage injuries and early arthritis management:
• Micro fracture
• Chondrocyte implantation
• Osteochondral grafting
What are the symptoms?
• Symptoms can start after an acute injury or event and not settle. Or can come on over a period of time with repetitive activity and the symptoms getting worse - Knee pain at rest, worse with exercise, activity and weight bearing.
• Catching and clicking, locking (Not being able to straighten the knee joint).
• A feeling of giving way of the knee on twisting, turning and change of direction.
• Swelling of the knee, night pain, stiffness and grating especially behind the knee cap.
• Overall loss of confidence in the knee to perform any strenuous activity and exercise.
X ray weight bearing in different views.
A MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan, which details the soft tissues, meniscus, ligaments and bone marrow. recovery.
How can it be managed?
The majority of soft tissue injuries of the knee are treated with conservative/non-operative measures, which include rest, elevation, ice, using knee supports, anti inflammatory medication and physiotherapy. This is to reduce pain and swelling and regain movement.
If all this fails and there are on-going symptoms then further assessment and surgery may be required.
Surgery may be advised if significant damage to structures is confirmed on the MRI scan.
What does the surgery involve?
The surgery usually requires a keyhole procedure (see - Knee Arthroscopy). Before you make your decision to have surgery Mr Aslam Mohammed will explain the diagnosis and the actual surgery/procedure required. He will also discuss the details and go over the potential risks and benefits of the operation.
What are the risks?
There some general risks and those specific to key hole surgery of the knee ( Knee Arthroscopy). These will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation.
London, Manchester and Lancashire
North West Hip & Knee Clinic
• Keyhole (minimally invasive)
• Hip and Knee Surgery
• Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
• Hip and Knee Sports Injury
• Hip Arthroscopy, FAI and Labral Surgery
• Knee Arthroscopy - Meniscus surgery
• Knee Arthroscopy and ACL / PCL
• Ligament Reconstruction
• Biologics – PRP, Stem Cell
• Cartilage Regeneration