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Making a decision about your treatment

Are you preparing for an appointment for your knee? Or considering your treatment options?

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Knee arthroscopy

If you've injured your knee and are thinking about keyhole knee surgery, this video will help you:

  • understand what knee arthroscopy involves
  • understand benefits and risks
  • understand alternative treatment options
  • explore your treatment goals

Knee osteoarthritis image

Knee osteoarthritis

If you have osteoarthritis, or ‘wear and tear’, causing pain and stiffness in your knee, this video will help you:

  • understand knee osteoarthritis
  • explore different treatment options
  • explore your treatment goals

Total knee replacement image

Total knee replacement surgery

If you have osteoarthritis and are thinking about total knee replacement surgery, this video will help you:

  • understand what total knee replacement involves
  • understand benefits and risks
  • explore alternative treatment options
  • explore your treatment goals

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    • Ultrasound Scanning - Non-obstetric. PatientPlus. http://patient.info/patientplus, reviewed December 2015
    • Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery. PatientPlus. http://patient.info/patientplus, reviewed August 2013
    • Joint Injection and Aspiration. PatientPlus. http://patient.info/patientplus, reviewed February 2016
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    • Meniscal tear. BMJ Best Practice. http://bestpractice.bmj.com, updated May 2016
    • Patellofemoral pain syndrome. http://bestpractice.bmj.com, updated July 2016
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    • Knee Cartilage Injuries (including Meniscal Tears). PatientPlus. http://patient.info/patientplus, last reviewed February 2014
  • Produced by Nick Ridgman, Lead Health Editor, Bupa Health Content Team, July 2016
    Expert reviewer Damian McClelland, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Bupa Musculoskeletal Services Clinical Director
    Next review due July 2019

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