Knee pain diagnosis

Knee pain can occur as a symptom of many different injuries or medical conditions, such as gout or arthritis. The pain can also come from different elements that make up the knee, from ligaments and tendons to the patella (kneecap). Knee pain can often occur with swelling and redness, or with a clicking noise that occurs when you bend your knee.

What does treatment involve?

Your consultant will first examine the knee to make the diagnosis. This may include use of imaging technology, such as an x-ray and MRI scan. Once the diagnosis has been established you may require surgery if necessary.

What risks should I know about?

As any surgery around the knee joint has a small risk of bleeding and infection and anaesthestic risk. The risks are discussed in detail by the surgeon and anaethestist.