To make an appointment at the Nottingham Treatment Centre, please contact:
0115 - 970 9318 (9am to 5pm)
For information on other locations and enquiries, please contact:
Samantha Evans on 0115 - 896 7641
Mr K Sehat, Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital specialises in conditions of the hip and knee and performs surgery including knee replacements and keyhole knee surgery for cartilage problems.
Younger patients with partial arthritis of the knee may benefit from re-alignment surgery (Osteotomy).
Injections and specialised physiotherapy are administered as required.
Knee replacement surgery:
There are several forms of arthritis which result in wearing away of joint cartilage and can cause severe pain, stiffness and disability. Patients affected by knee arthritis can benefit from knee replacement surgery when appropriate.
At the Nottingham Clinic, Mr Sehat employs 'Computer Navigation Technology' for maximal accuracy and individualisation of the surgery for optimal function.
All knee replacement implants are subject to occasional failures and requirement for re-do surgery. We mostly use a novel 'Advanced Surface Columbus' implant with a ceramic coating. The results recorded in the Australian National Joint Registry show success of 98.3% at 5 years after surgery which compares favourably with the average of of 95.9% for all other knee replacements. (Data from the English Joint Registry is not currently available).
Mr Sehat has performed over 300 knee replacements using this system since 2012 and to date 99.3% have not required further surgery. The majority of patients can expect their knee replacement using this system to be a lifelong solution with satisfactory function for everyday activity.
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To complement knee replacement surgery, we are introducing the 'BPM pathway' electronic system for optimal rehabilitation and physiotherapy at home before and after surgery.Mild and moderate knee arthritis:
Although knee replacement surgery is performed for cases of severe arthritis, for many patients with lesser degrees of arthritis, the treatment of choice is to prolong the durability of their own joint. Joint injections and physiotherapy are provided in a multi-disciplinary team setting following initial assessment in Mr Sehat’s clinic.
In some situations, realignment surgery (also known as osteotomy) for moderately severe knee arthritis may be appropriate. This may be indicated for patients under the age of 55 with arthritis affecting only one part of the knee and who are not overweight. This surgery is performed using an advanced system involving CT scan planning and custom made templates for maximum accuracy.Knee cartilage damage / keyhole surgery:
If an otherwise healthy knee without arthritis has sustained damage to cartilage, there are potential options in terms of daycase keyhole surgery to remove or repair loose 'meniscus' cartilage or to replace lost surface (or articular) cartilage.
The treatment for articular cartilage replacement known as 'Chodrosphere' is applicable in certain situations and is a recent technological development, having been endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in 2018. This treatment is being introduced exclusively in the East Midlands at Nottingham University Hospital. Chondrosphere is applicable to patients without appreciable arthritis and who are not overweight and with isolated areas of cartilage loss from injury, experiencing pain and swelling. For further information on ‘Chondrosphere’ cartilage replacement therapy click here
Private Patients Prices
Initial Consultation £190
Follow up Appointments £110
Knee Injection £100
Knee Arthroscopy (Keyhole surgery) £3,100
Total Knee Replacement Surgery £11,750
(Price for surgery is all inclusive and for patients free of other serious medical conditions having surgery at The Nottingham Treatment Centre. This facility is run and comprehensively supported by Nottingham University Hospitals)
Surgery at other locations may differ - POA