Paediatric knee surgery

What is it?

Children’s knee problems are frequently overlooked and put down to a simple sprain or "growing pains". However, children can suffer similar knee injuries to adults in addition to some specific to childhood. If a child’s knee swells up after injury, it suggests a serious injury may have happened and requires further investigation.

Your child may need further investigation if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Knee swelling
  • Sensation of popping, locking or catching
  • Unstable knee joint (giving way)
  • Pain not resolving

Diagnosis and treatment options

Your consultant will take a detailed history of your child’s symptoms, followed by a thorough examination of their knee. Your child may need some additional tests:

  • X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

The most appropriate treatment will be decided by your child's specialist following their consultation.

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