Knees

Knee Surgeon Nowra

Looking for a Knee Surgeon in Nowra? South Coast Orthopaedic Clinic are specialist knee surgeons in Nowra. They provide world-class specialist care to their patients and use the latest evidence-based surgical techniques.

As leading knee surgeons in Nowra, the Southcoast Orthopaedic team specialise in treating a range of knee dysfunctions. Common surgical procedures include:
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Knee realignment surgery

Knee Surgeon Nowra – Understanding healthy knees

The knee is a large and complex joint. It joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). It also connects a smaller fibula bone and the knee cap (patella).

In healthy knees, the bony surfaces within the knee are covered with cartilage which acts a shock absorber to the joint. The Meniscus present in the knee joint helps to distribute the weight bearing forces. Fluid filled sacks, known as bursae, also help the knee to move smoothly.

Around the outside of the knee joint is a complex layer of soft tissue, tendons, ligaments and muscles. These help to move the knee and keep everything in place.

Understanding Knee Pain

Knee pain can affect people of all ages. It can be the result of an injury, or a medical condition such as arthritis. It’s important to contact your doctor if you can’t bear weight on your knee, or feel as though your knee is unstable. Common causes of knee pain include;
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dislocated knee cap
  • ACL injury
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis

Do you need to see a knee surgeon?

If your knee pain has not responded to non-surgical treatments such as medications and exercise, you may need to see a knee surgeon. Talk to your doctor about whether a referral to one of our specialist South Coast Orthopaedic knee surgeons is right for you.