Knee

A number of our consultants specialise in treating conditions of the knee. Treatments offered include non-surgical, minimally invasive camera-guided surgery, to full knee replacement.

  • Orthopaedic & Spine Centre, Mater Private Network,
    St. Raphael's House, 81-84 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
  • Tel 1800 385 285
  • Tel Outside of Ireland +353 (0)1 882 2617
  • Email orthospine@materprivate.ie

Please note a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

  • Orthopaedic & Spine Centre, Mater Private Network,
    Citygate, Mahon, Cork T12 K199
  • Tel 021 601 3200
  • Email cork@materprivate.ie

Please note a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

About the knee

The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is made up of the lower end of the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin) and the patella (kneecap) which slides into a groove on the end of the femur. Large ligaments attach to the femur and tibia to provide stability. The long thigh muscles give the knee strength. The ends of the bones are covered with a thick cushion of hard, white cartilage.

If knee cartilage is worn or damaged it causes the underlying bones to rub together producing knee pain and inflammation typical of knee arthritis.

Disease, arthritis or injury of the knee joint can result in:

  • Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Reduced Function

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ROSA Knee System

Patients undergoing total knee replacement may now benefit from quicker recovery times and a more customised overall experience thanks to robotic-assisted knee surgery. This service is available in our Cork hospital.

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