Consultation & Investigation
During personal consultation (always with Mr Farndon) your knee problem will be discussed in depth. After examination, some x-rays and sometimes MRI scans are performed to assess the condition of the knee joint.
You will be given time to discuss the most suitable treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical (such as joint injections). You will be given adequate time to consider the best course of action.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Once surgery has been decided, a thorough pre-assessment of your health will take place to ensure the safest and best possible outcome. At this stage you may also meet other health professionals in the team such as the Anaesthetist, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.
Time will be taken to explain what to expect before, during and after your knee replacement operation.
After the operation
Immediately after your operation Mr Farndon will update you on your operation. He and his team will look after you in person throughout your hospital stay and follow you up after you have returned home.
Rehabilitation will be carried out by a carefully chosen team who regularly work with Mr Farndon.
Soft tissue and sports injury
The knee contains a number of ligaments and cartilages which are at risk of damage during sport and exercise. Meniscal and cartilage injuries can usually be treated by arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery.
I saw Mark Farndon back in 2014 shortly after competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics as I was suffering from a knee injury.
Mark was very helpful sorting a scan, figuring out what was going on in my knee and organizing all the treatment I needed all within a very short period of time. I found him very easy to talk to and had complete confidence in his skills. I was back training and competing pain free in no time.
– Zoe Gillings-Brier, British Olympic Snowboarder
The knee is a complex joint in which the internal structures are difficult to assess. A thorough consultation is often followed with specialist imaging. You will usually be sent for an x-ray and an MRI scan which assesses the ligaments and cartilages of the knee joint.
As a minimally invasive knee surgeon, Mr Farndon is able to treat soft tissue knee injuries using a keyhole (arthroscopic) technique. Scarring is minimal due to very small incisions and recovery time is greatly reduced.
A great emphasis is placed on returning patients to the level of performance they demand in their sporting and leisure activities.