Dr Ackermann is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialist. He is the Best Hip and Knee Surgeon in Cape town, South Africa. His place of work and practice is at blaauwberg hospital in Cape town, Western Cape. Knee Procedures
Management of Knee Pain
Management of knee pain is the process of assessing someone with a painful knee and assessing what treatment is necessary.
Total Knee Replacement
The total knee replacement is where the worn-out areas of the knee get removed and resurfaced on both the inner and outer or the medial and the lateral side of the knee.
The unit compartmental knee replacement is where just one-third of the knee joint needs to be resurfaced. It would be just the joint between the knee In the knee or the inner half of the knee the top and the bottom of the outer half the top and the bottom.
• Minimise activities that aggravate the condition, i.e. Climbing.
• Switch to low impact activities like swimming or cycling.
• Lose excess weight to reduce stress on joints, resulting in less pain and increased function.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert an arthroscope into your knee.
Knee Preservation Surgery
Specific exercises can help increase range of motion and flexibility, as well as help strengthen the muscles in your legs.
Peri-Prosthetic Fracture Surgery
Periprosthetic knee fracture surgery is where surgery is necessary to fix or revise broken bones around the previous knee replacement.
Revision knee Replacement
Revision knee replacement is where more surgery is necessary to revise a previous knee replacement either partial or complete.