Knee surgery is performed by surgeons trained in orthopaedics and the treatment of traumatic injuries. They provide diagnosis and treatment for degenerative knee conditions such as arthritis, congenital problems such as knee misalignment, and injuries to the knee, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and cartilage tears. Knee surgeons work closely with physiotherapists and other health professionals, and many have a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries. Commonly performed procedures include total and partial knee replacement, diagnostic and therapeutic knee arthroscopy, knee cartilage repair and ACL repair.
With a wide range of modern hospitals and expert knee surgeons available worldwide, increasing numbers of people are choosing to travel abroad for treatment, avoiding long waiting lists at home. Prices are highly competitive and there is the opportunity to combine treatment with a recuperative holiday.