The knee is a large, complex joint that is one of the most commonly injured – particularly in athletes. Incorporating adequate stretching and warm-up exercises and engaging in proper technique can help minimise knee sporting injuries but seeking early diagnosis and treatment of any knee concerns is also essential.
Surgery or non-surgical treatment of sporting knee injuries?
Depending on the extent of the injury and the level of sport that you wish to return to, non-operative measures may effectively reduce discomfort and improve the function of the knee joint so you can get back to playing the sport you love. For many patients, though, surgical intervention may be required.
Mr David Houlihan-Burne works with athletes of all ages and abilities. He works closely with a team of physiotherapists, strength and conditioning trainers, nutritionists and sport biomechanists to develop programmes designed to return you to play after a knee injury.