Initial Consultation

initial consultation knee examination

At your initial consultation with Mr Mandalia, in clinic or virtually, you will be able to discuss how your knee condition started and how it is affecting your daily life.


He will undertake some initial examination of your knee to determine the range of movement you have and assess for any instability in the joint. X-rays may be required before any treatment options are discussed. If the diagnosis is clear at this initial consultation, then surgery may be offered at this stage. 


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However, further more detailed investigations may be required such as ultrasound or MRI scan. These will be arranged along with a follow up appointment to discuss the results and treatment options. In some cases where the initial consultation suggests the problem lies with the soft tissues and not the bone a course of physiotherapy may be considered.


If surgery is felt to be appropriate at the initial consultation this will be discussed in more detail. Mr Mandalia will explain the intended outcomes of the planned surgery and also the risks involved with surgery. He will also talk about the period of initial recovery from surgery, expected length of stay in hospital and rehabilitation.


Every effort will be made to explain things clearly and your questions will be answered especially if surgery has been recommended at the initial consultation. You will have the opportunity to take some time to consider the diagnosis and surgical options that Mr Mandalia has given you. His aim is to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision before proceeding to surgery.


For your information:

Your appointment can take from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on your needs. Sometimes further tests are arranged on the same day, or you may be asked to come back another day.


Nuffield Health - Information about Orthopaedic treatments


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