Joint distraction

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Joint distraction is an innovative procedure that can be used to treat painful osteoarthritis of the knee, ankle or thumb.

It uses the body’s natural healing processes to repair damaged cartilage which helps preserve and restore the arthritic joint. During minimally invasive surgery, the bones are gently pulled apart to create space in the joint. This relieves pressure for a period of time so that cartilage has a chance to recover.

Scientific studies have shown that joint distraction is a very effective treatment for osteoarthritis, even in severe cases. In some cases, it can delay – or even avoid – the need for joint fusion or joint replacement surgery.

Based on the clinical results of high-level scientific research, the procedure gives immediate pain relief which can last more than 5 years.

Mr Nima Heidari explaining the benefits of joint distraction of the ankle.

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Orthopaedic Specialists
Queen Anne Street Medical Centre
18-22 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 8HU

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Ankle joint distraction

Joint distraction uses the body’s natural healing processes to repair damaged cartilage in the ankle. During minimally invasive joint preservation surgery, the bones are gently pulled apart to create space and are fixed using pins and an external frame.

It can help younger patients with osteoarthritis. It can delay or even mean you can avoid having ankle fusion or joint replacement surgery.

Mr Nima Heidari

Mr Nima Heidari

is a specialist in minimally invasive distraction arthrolysis.Read More »

Knee joint distraction

Joint distraction uses the body’s natural healing processes to repair damaged cartilage in the knee. During minimally invasive joint preservation surgery, the bones are gently pulled apart to create space and are fixed using pins and an external frame.

It can help younger patients with osteoarthritis who, because of their age, aren’t suitable to have knee joint replacement.

Scientific studies have also shown that knee joint distraction is a very effective treatment for younger patients with osteoarthritis.

Mr Ronald van Heerwaarden

Mr Ronald J. van Heerwaarden

is an internationally recognised leader in limb deformity correction and joint preservation surgery of the knee, now also practising in London.Read More »

Thumb joint distraction

Thumb joint distraction is used to treat painful thumb osteoarthritis (OA). It can prevent or slow down the progression of OA by relieving stress on the cartilage. This prevents further wear and tear and allows the cartilage to recover.

Mr Ali Noorani

Mr Ali Noorani

is a specialist in the management and treatment of shoulder injuries.Read More »