Knee traumatologist in Marbella
The knee is the joint that joins the thigh bone (femur) to the upper part of the shin bone (tibia). It is made up of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Together, these parts work to allow the legs to bend, straighten, pivot and rotate. The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the human body, which is why, throughout our lives, we may encounter certain problems with the knee: pain, inflammation, arthritis, ligament injuries, fractures…
When knee pain appears, it is essential to have a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. At Hospital Ochoa, we have some of the best doctors in Malaga to treat any pathology in this joint.
Some of the most commonly used treatments or interventions for knee problems tend to be arthroscopy, conventional prostheses and fully customised 3D ConforMIS prostheses.
Medical surgeon specialising in knees
At Ochoa we have a team of surgeons and specialist doctors dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of all knee pathologies and injuries.
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows access and treatment of injuries affecting the various structures of the knee joint. In this surgery, a small camera is used to look inside the knee. Small incisions are made to insert the camera and small surgical instruments into the knee to perform the procedure.
It is used for injuries of the cruciate ligament, lateral ligament, meniscus, chondropathies…
The truth is that the vast majority of knee surgeries that do not require the placement of a prosthesis are performed with a knee arthroscopy approach.
ConforMIS 3D prosthesis, technique for knee replacement surgery
One of the most striking advances with regard to this joint, and one that we specialise in at Hospital Ochoa, is the 3D ConforMIS prosthesis, the only one of its kind in Spain. This technique is carried out by inserting a 100% personalised implant, customised to the patient’s needs. The results are unbeatable as it avoids instability and achieves a more natural sensation as it follows the shape and contour of the damaged knee.
Implants are also performed with conventional prostheses with a customised cutting pathway, which speeds up the result and leads to a faster recovery with fewer complications.
Specialists in Knee traumatologist in Marbella
Dr. Rafael CorralesTraumatology Especialista en artroscopia de cadera
Dr. Carlos PeñaTraumatology Cirugía de la mano y MMSS
Dr. Luis Doncel AlcaideTraumatology
Frequently asked questions on knee traumatology
Find out the most common questions about knee pain with Hospital Ochoa.
With knee pain it is important to:
- Rest and avoid activities that may aggravate the knee.
- Apply cold to the knee.
- Use an elastic bandage.
If the pain gets worse or does not go away, we advise you to see a specialist orthopaedic surgeon.
The specialist who treats the knee and knee joint injuries is the traumatologist.
It is advisable to consult a knee orthopaedic surgeon when pain or crunching in the knee is disabling, bothers severely and frequently, or causes blockages.
Paracetamol and anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) are usually the first choice of treatment for knee pain and osteoarthritis. On the other hand, the corticostesteroides are anti-inflammatory agents that can also be injected into the joint. It is also very interesting to take collagen, glucosamine or chondroitin sulphate supplements, which are substances naturally found in joint cartilage.