Knee unit

Our knee units at CircleReading and CircleBath bring together the leading specialist knee surgeons, sports injury physicians, rheumatologists, specialist nurses and physiotherapists to offer you the best care.

Our aim is to return you to full mobility so you can enjoy life to its maximum.  Whether you are an elite athlete or simply wish to return to gardening, walking comfortably and playing with your grandchildren, we have a solution for you.  Our integrated specialist treatment and care will provide you with knowledge and flexibility over what can be a life changing experience.


Knee treatments

Non-surgical treatments

Many knee problems can be successfully treated with physiotherapy and other non-invasive treatments. Our physiotherapists and physio asociates are able to offer you excellent multidisciplinary care close to your home at a time that suits you.


Soft tissue knee injury surgery

If you have mechanical problems in your knee that cannot be solved by soft tissue management alone, they may be cured by a simple 20-minute keyhole surgery followed by a short stay of a few hours.


Ligament surgery

Sports injuries and falls can leave you with an unstable knee needing ligament reconstruction.  Our surgeons have huge experience treating everyone from recreational sportspeople to elite athletes and olympians. An overnight stay after your surgery is usually required.  See anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for further information.


Total knee replacement

One of the most popular and most successful operations in modern medicine. A knee replacement resurfaces your arthritic knee and relives pain. An average stay in hospital of four nights after the procedure is all that's need.  Learn more by reading knee replacement surgery.


Part or uni compartment knee replacement

Sometimes you may only have Arthritis in one part of your knee joint.  If so, a full replacement is unecessary and a part replacement can solve the problem more simply. This operation is less invasive than a total knee replacement and usually requires a hospital stay of three nights. Recovery is simpler than other procedures, usually quicker and you can return to full functionality like kneeling more easily.  See knee replacement (partial) surgery for more information.



Many young patients with arthritis have been told they are too young for a knee replacement.  Our solution for you is to realign your knee by offloading the damaged area. You will be required to stay for two to three night stay after your procedure. See Knee Realignment (Osteotomy) Surgery for further information.


We also offer knee arthroscopy, knee cap joint replacement, knee cap stablisation surgery and knee cartilage surgery.