Team Sports

Team sports, including football, rugby, netball, and basketball, usually involve rapid twisting movements of the knee. Knee injuries with these sports are unfortunately extremely common.

With large numbers of people taking part at all levels of ability – from elite professionals through to the occasional ‘weekend warrior’ – these sports cause a great number of knee injuries.

Common sports injuries that I see in my clinic include; simple sprains, complex ligament injuries, cartilage tears, and even broken bones. Early assessment and accurate diagnosis allows you to get the right treatment, a quicker recovery and ultimately a better outcome.

Early diagnosis and treatment of conditions like ligament tears can help prevent further damage in your knee and lessens the chance of you developing painful arthritis in the future.

Getting the right treatment from an expert can help speed up your return to the “field of play”, getting you back to the activities you enjoy.

Knee injuries can and do happen with these high-energy sports. The most common of these sports injuries include:

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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.

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