Knee injuries and issues make up a large percentage of the conditions seen at The Joint Injection Clinic. In a younger population issues such as localised joint-line inflammation associated with a meniscal tear are commonly seen and treated.
In the older population, knee osteoarthritis is extremely common and tends to equally affect men and women, over the age of 60 years old. This tends to present gradually over time with pain, stiffness, swelling, and difficulty in walking. This could be highly debilitating and painful and have a large impact on day-to-day activities and lifestyle.
At The Joint Injection Clinic we have a variety of injection options for managing osteoarthritis, including steroid and local anaesthetic, lubricant injections, platelet rich plasma, and Arthrosamid a novel injectable Biogel treatment.
Other common knee conditions include a Baker’s cyst, where fluid accumulates in the back of the knee joint. Patients often describe the sensation of a large lump in the back of the knee, which is particularly noted when squatting, kneeling, or bending the knee.