Mr John Hardy, orthopaedic surgeon at Bupa Cromwell Hospital talks to the Daily Mail about his use of the latest radio-frequency technology to treat knee pain.
3 January 2012
"Around 65 per cent of people who do regular exercise have patellar tendinopathy, so the condition is common.
I use the latest radio- frequency technology to treat just the Hoffa’s pad. If you can treat this, there’s no need to touch the tendon because it will heal on its own.
This new method [The ArthroCare ambient wand] has an 86 per cent chance of getting rid of symptoms within three months. The patient rarely needs anything more than paracetamol for the first few days.
This new wand has made such a vast difference to patient outcomes, and could help many more."
Read more about the this minimally-invasive procedure.