Arthritic conditions of the knee such as osteoarthritis can develop with age or as a consequence of previous knee injury. On occasion, smaller procedures such as knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) can be of benefit in people with early arthritis however these smaller procedures become less reliable as arthritis worsens and Knee Replacement Surgery often becomes the most reliable procedure.
Total Knee Replacement surgery involves re-aligning the joint to straighten out the leg (most people develop either a bow-leg or knock-knee shape to the leg as arthritis develops), removing worn and damaged bone surfaces of the knee joint and replacing them with artificial surfaces.
In some instances, only a part of the knee is arthritic and in these situations partial knee replacement surgery can be performed instead.
The goal of surgery is to relieve pain, restore function, increase mobility and restore knee motion.
Dr Doneley has fellowship training in Total Knee Replacement surgery and has a keen interest in this evolving field. He remains dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes for his patients following knee replacement surgery with particular attention to minimising post operative pain (enabling faster and more complete return of motion) and optimising the stability of the operated knee through careful attention to the soft tissue structures that surround the new joint.