Why consider knee surgery?

Do you live in Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire or Cheshire? Are you experiencing any symptoms in your knee which is interfering with your normal daily activities?

This could include any of the following:

  • Knee pain and/or stiffness
  • Your knee locking or giving way
  • Swelling or creaking in the knee joint

The cause of the pain is usually due to one of the conditions listed in the box below.   Mr Lim will make a diagnosis based on your history, examination and usually xrays.   Sometimes, a MRI  scan may be needed.   These investigations can be arranged by Mr Lim if you have not already had them organised by your GP or Physiotherapist.

Types of conditions:


  • Injuries/Trauma

  • Arthritis/ Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Tendinitis


  • Meniscal  Cartilage tear

  • Articular Cartilage injury

  • Knee cap problems

  • Synovitis

  • Osteochondritis

  • Osteomalacia

When Knee Surgery in Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire is Required

Most individuals will start to manage their pain non-surgically with painkillers.  The use of walking sticks and an elasticated support can also help. In some cases, a steroid injection into the knee joint may reduce the pain and stiffness.

If you do not have significant arthritis then the treatment would be tailored to best treat your knee and may involve different painkillers, injections, physiotherapy, lifestyle modifications, key hole surgery (knee arthroscopy) or other  non-replacement surgery depending on the condition and its severity.  If you have significant arthritis then you may wish to consider having a knee replacement.

To discuss your options you can arrange a consultation with Mr Lim where you will have a chance to have an examination of your knee and time to ask any questions you may have.

Book an appointment with knee specialist Mr Lim in Newcastle under Lyme

Consultation with Mr Lim

You may be worried about the thought of surgery and want to find out more about knee surgery in Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire. Or you may want a second opinion. The best way to do this is to book a consultation with Mr Lim.  During your consultation, orthopaedic surgeon Mr Lim will examine your knee and explain the best course of action for you.   Whatever your reason is for a consultation, you will have a  better understanding of how to treat your painful knee following your appointment with Mr Lim. His aim is to provide you with information and confidence that you are in the best hands under his care.

There have been numerous patients that have given positive feedback who in their words “have had their lives back” and are “now pain free”.  Read patients’ knee surgery Testimonials