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Orthopaedic knee conditions can be extremely frustrating and often debilitating. Whether your knee condition has been caused by ageing, wear and tear, or a traumatic accident, Dr Alex Nicholls is a knee specialist Sydney locals rely on for treating a range of common knee injuries. If you notice pain and swelling in your knee and have difficulty walking, speak to your doctor.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The most common knee injury is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear. The ACL runs diagonally in the middle of the knee joint, providing rotational stability to the knee. These injuries may require surgery.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is located at the back of the knee and its role is to keep the tibia from moving backwards too far. These injuries are usually caused by a powerful force and will need to be examined by a specialist.

Meniscal Injuries

The menisci are two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as shock absorbers within your knee. Your orthopaedic surgeon will recommend a treatment depending on the type of tear you have.

Hamstring Injuries

A hamstring strain can be a pull, a partial tear or a complete tear of the muscles at the back of the thigh. Most hamstring injuries can be treated with ease, although some may require surgery.

Quadriceps Tendon Tear

The quadriceps tendon works to straighten your leg, and small tears can make walking extremely difficult. Quadriceps tendon tears can be partial or complete with complete tears often requiring surgery.

Tibial Plateau Fracture

A tibia fracture involves a break in the shinbone just below the knee. These fractures often involve damage to the joint surface and surrounding soft tissues. Some fractures require surgery to reduce the risk of arthritis.

Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative type of arthritis caused over time by the cartilage in the knee gradually wearing away. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatments available to ease the discomfort.

Problematic Existing Knee Replacements

Knee replacements are extremely successful surgical procedures that give patients an improved range of motion and reduced pain. Over time, knee replacements may have complications that lead to pain and need to be reviewed by an orthopaedic surgeon.



If you are suffering from one of the above knee injuries or any other orthopaedic knee conditions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr Alex Nicholls for his specialistsed opinion and recommended treatment plan. Feel free to contact his rooms the clinic on 02 8045 5640 or send a message online.