Knee and Sports Injuries

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Purpose

The clinical team aims to provide a first class service in the prevention and treatment of sports related health problems, irrespective of age or ability.

Types of Injury

Whilst the reputation of Oswestry Knee and Sports Injury Services is grounded in the treatment it provides to professional sportspeople, those involved with sport at any level are welcome to access our NHS or private facilities.

Examples of injuries treated from a wide range of sporting activities include meniscal and ligament problems of the knee, shoulder disorders in contact, throwing and racquet sports, groin dysfunction in football players and foot & ankle problems in runners.

Research

Clinical research links exist between the Institute of Orthopaedics and several Universities. In the sports injury field specifically, strong ties have been developed with Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, the University of Exeter and The Football Association. The sports research programme includes:

  • assessment of anterior ligament strain during dynamic physical activity
  • the effect of acute endurance exercise on performance of the knee joint and joint injury
  • control of joint stability with regard to protection from injury
  • effects of muscle fatigue on joint performance and injury
  • cartilage cell regeneration
  •  bio-absorbable implants
  • rehabilitation

Clinical Team

Sports Injury Consultants

Clinical Nurse Practitioner

  • Sister Gaynor Kanes
     

 Sports Injury Physiotherapists

  • Dr Andrea Bailey 
  • Ms Jane Leah 

Facilities

The Sports Injury Service benefits from the extensive range of facilities at the orthopaedic Hospital, including:

Referrals

We request that referrals are sent specifically to the Knee and Sports Injury Service, rather than to a particular Consultant.

Email: [email protected]

 

Clinics

Weekly clinics at Oswestry and monthly in North Wales and Cheshire.

 

Further information

Surgical queries: Sister Kanes on Helpline 01691 404165.

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