Children’s Knee Clinic is a specialist unit within The Portland Hospital dedicated solely to the diagnosis and management of children’s knee problems, with particular expertise in knee ligament injuries.
As children become more involved in extreme sports such as skiing and snowboarding and are generally more active at a younger age, there is an increasing number of cases of ligament damage, particularly to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). As children’s bones and ligaments are not yet fully developed, they are at greater risk of damage.
Children’s Knee Clinic specialises in this complex area of surgery and offers a truly unique service in this field. The unit is headed up by Professor Adrian Wilson, who is joined by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Raghbir Khakha. They are supported by Mr Ben Wilde, a specialist physiotherapist, who has spearheaded the design of both a preventative warm up protocol and post-operative rehabilitation programme for patients.