As children become more involved in extreme sports such as skiing and snowboarding and are generally more active at a younger age, Professor Adrian Wilson and his team are seeing increasing 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.
With his colleague Mr Raghbir Khakha they have set up the Children’s Knee Clinic, which is a specialist unit within The Portland Hospital dedicated solely to the diagnosis and management of knee problems in children, with a specialist focus on ligament injuries in children and young people. They share a passion for addressing the current epidemic of knee ligament injuries being suffered by children.
The team also treats all other knee problems in children such as osteochondritis.