Knee Problems

Avoid delays in the NHS system and gain fast access to treatment

Jon Conroy a leading knee surgeon has performed well over 1,000 knee replacements and offers both partial and total knee replacements. Knee replacements are amongst the most successful operations for improving quality of life.

Experience you can trust

Mr Conroy has worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2006, specialising in hip and knee surgery, conducting around 350 hip and knee surgery, has performed over 3,600 hip and knee joint replacements with excellent outcomes.

Get fast access to treatment

Avoid delays in the NHS system and gain fast access to treatment, with a choice of hospitals for your surgery to best suit your personal requirements.

Benefit from the latest technology advances

Mr Conroy uses the latest robotic-assisted surgery technology to ensure consistent and accurate positioning of implants which is expected to improve outcomes for patients.

Knee replacements – the options

Partial knee replacement

Intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and post-traumatic arthritis, and for mild deformity of the knee. This wear or arthritis is often confined to one of the three compartments of the knee.

Total knee replacement

For use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and post-traumatic arthritis, and for more severe deformity of the knee. The degeneration may be more widespread across the knee compartments.

Your questions answered

Can I have both knees replaced at the same time?

Yes you can. As long as you are fit enough for a prolonged anaesthetic and have a normal amount of blood loss after your first knee replacement.

The benefits are a quicker overall recovery and less anaesthetic risk than two separate procedures.

A downside is the challenge of the recovery with both knees affected.

Does Mr Conroy perform knee replacements or is he a hip surgeon?

Mr Conroy has performed well over 1,000 knee replacements. He completed a knee fellowship in 2005 under Mr London in Harrogate. He subsequently completed a hip and knee revision fellowship in Brisbane Australia under Prof Crawford. This included training in computer assisted knee replacement.

Should I have my hip or knee replacement first?

If you are unfortunate enough to have hip and knee arthritis on the same side Mr Conroy will usually advise that you have your hip replacement first. A well functioning hip allows the knee to bend during knee replacement recovery avoiding long term stiffness.

Often patients have referred pain from the hip to the knee. If this is not considered in a physical assessment a patient may have an unnecessary knee procedure.

Are knee replacements less successful than hip replacements?

Both hip and knee replacements are amongst the most successful operations for improving quality of life. Knee replacement recovery can be more challenging due to pain and swelling at a time when physiotherapy is needed to maintain range of motion of the knee.

Use your consultation to ask questions about the risks and rewards of your procedure. Please include anything you feel may be important or specific to your expectations of the surgery. You will be given verbal and written information on the risks of surgery.

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Professional Memberships

Leeds

Leeds Nuffield Hospital
2 Leighton Street
Leeds
LS1 3EB

c Jayne Thompson
t 0113 3882129 / 0113 3882067
e leeds@yorkshirehipclinic.co.uk

Harrogate

BMI The Duchy Hospital
Queens Road
Harrogate
HG2 0HF

cJanette Hall
t 0808 101 0337 / 01423 567136
e harrogate@yorkshirehipclinic.co.uk