The large joint team are responsible for treating shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Joint reconstruction is the treatment of diseased and injured joints which can be reconstructed. This can prevent the need for total joint replacement.
Some examples of common conditions we treat include:
- meniscal tears in the knee treated by arthroscopy
- torn anterior cruciate ligaments in the knee and torn rotator cuffs in the shoulder treated by arthroscopic reconstruction
- early arthritis treated by cartilage transplantation
The large joint team also 're-do' joint replacements which have worn out over the years due to bone damage or infection.