When simple pain-killers don’t relieve your knee pain, but you’re not at the point when you want to consider surgery, Knee Injections can help. These simple but effective treatments can be carried out in our knee clinic.
A small amount of a high dose steroid is injected into your knee under local anaesthetic. It can provide months of pain relief and allow patients to gain control over their symptoms. In some cases, patients can regain a good level of function in their knee. A corticosteroid (cortisone) injection is one of the most common anti-inflammatory injections used.
Ostenil Plus Injections
The body’s natural joint lubricant, the synovial fluid, also helps spread the load throughout the joint and helps nourish the joint surfaces.
Sodium Hyaluronate (Ostenil plus) is one of the most important components in your synovial fluid. In conditions such as osteoarthritis, the balance between new and old sodium hyaluronate is disrupted and less new sodium hyaluronate is produced by your knee. As a result of this, your synovial fluid becomes more watery and stops working properly.
An injection of Ostenil plus can restore the balance of new and old sodium hyaluronate in your knee. This can mean less pain and stiffness and an overall improvement in function and movement. This can also alleviate the symptoms of arthritis and some patients report months of pain relief.
Platelets are cells found in your blood stream. They produce a substance that can help the body heal damaged tissues called a growth factor. PDGF or Platelet Derived Growth Factor, causes a stem cell to be released and migrate to the site of injury. It is possible to separate out the platelets from a patients blood and inject the growth factors directly into the damaged area. Here they can help the body’s natural healing process.
Lipogems® - adipose tissue cell therapy is when small amounts of fatty (adipose) tissue are taken from areas of your body, such as the stomach or thighs.
Using a special process, cells are taken from your adipose tissue, processed and injected into your knee joint. It helps treat knee pain caused by wear and tear, injury, or arthritis.
The cells in your own body fat (or adipose tissue) are able to respond to problems in other areas of the body that are causing pain, providing natural ‘tools’ to help your body heal.
Cheshire Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Gareth Stables, is a fully UK trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery. Gareth has the highest qualifications possible for an orthopaedic surgeon in the UK, FRCS (T&O), and is on the GMC specialist register for Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery.
Gareth specialises in; keyhole or knee arthroscopy surgery, ligament reconstruction surgery, knee osteotomy and knee replacement surgery. He has over 15 years of experience in the field having qualified with a commendation in 1998 from the University of Liverpool Medical School.
"My life was transformed and the pain almost negligible.... Now no painkillers or stick. I cannot thank my caring consultant enough. I will be ever grateful for his wisdom"
"Brilliant treatment from start! Had arthritis in knee joint.Was given injection and the effect was immediate! Brilliant. Would recommend to anyone. One of the most helpful doctors I have ever seen(and I`m 73 !!)"
"Mr Stables was very understanding, patient and thoroughly competent. I would recommend anyone to have knee replacements by him. The whole experience was worthwhile and very good for my quality of life."