In 1988, the Droitwich Knee Clinic was formed under the directorship of Mr. Angus Strover FRCS, as a specialist centre for the diagnosis and treatment of knee disorders. Today, it is administered by a group of his fellow consultants. As Knee disorders specialists we are able to treat knee conditions across all age groups. As experts in our chosen field we offer a unique service to both the professional and amateur sportsman, athletes with a knee injury, middle aged or older people with degenerative knee conditions. There a no boundaries to our areas of referral with many patients coming from all over the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, Europe and the Middle East..
Our specialist staff of three Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, three Chartered Physiotherapists and two Nurses have successfully treated innumerable patients with knee disorders over the years and continue to do so. Many health professionals such as General Practitioners, Sports Physicians and Therapists regularly refer patients to us for diagnosis and treatment whilst co-operating with us in the post-operative stage. Many patients come to us for Physiotherapy treatment only, as not all our patients require surgery. Our on-site diagnosis investigation procedures include MRI Scanning, XRays, Ultrasound Imaging, Electrocardiograms, Isokinetic Testing, KT2000 Ligament Testing together with comprehensive laboratory back-up. This facility offers the patient a unique 'one-stop' diagnosis which avoids the need for recurrent consultations before a final diagnosis is reached.
Patient choice is paramount and we realise that arrangements have to be made to fit around work and family life. Our flexible approach gives patients the choice of convenience. Patients undergoing minimal invasive surgery can be accommodated as day cases and dependent on the patients needs, an overnight hospital stay may be advised. Total knee replacement patients are usually discharged between 7-10 days after the operation.
Urgent cases can normally be accommodated within 24 hours and initial consultation with one of our Surgeons or Physiotherapists is usually within a few days. However, should subsequent surgery be necessary this can be arranged at short notice. Elective surgery such as Ligament reconstruction, Knee replacements and Osteotomies can be given a firm booking at the time of the initial diagnosis.
The final cost of the operation including hospital costs, Anaesthetists and Surgeons fees together with an estimation as to rehabilitation and follow-up appointments can be supplied from our accounts department upon request.
Our particular areas of surgical expertise are the following :
The Physiotherapy department is fully equipped to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders. Our highly experienced staff provide a complete range of appropriate treatment modalities including:
A valuable tool for treatment and an aid to diagnosis is the modern isokinetic machine which can be used to improve and measure muscle strength and endurance. It is an integral part of the assessment process for patients returning to sporting activity.
The Droitwich Knee Clinic is recognised as an International Teaching Centre by ISAKOS (the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine). For the development of education and research in knee surgery and rehabilitation The Knee Foundation was set up in 1991 as an Educational Charitable Trust.