The answer is no, not at all.
For many years Philip Chapman-Sheath has successfully managed arthritic symptoms in knees with pain relief, steroid or viscosupplementation knee injections, along with physiotherapy and orthotic interventions.
Professor Chapman-Sheath’s philosophy is to only offer to replace a joint when all other options have been tried. Only when the time is right, based on loss of function and increasing discomfort will knee replacement options be considered.
If an MRI scan and XR imaging indicate that only part of your knee is worn out, but the rest of the knee remains in good condition, then a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement may be considered.
Only if the knee joint has widespread global degenerative changes will a total knee replacement be considered.
Philip Chapman-Sheath has extensive personal experience in the surgical techniques and attention to detail required for a successful outcome for the patient. He uses clinically established and proven implants with a published track record of success in [National Joint Register] and has the detailed knowledge and access to a range of more modern and innovative products should they be specifically required for a patient’s individual needs.