Knee

Curriculum

Basic Science

Anatomy

Anatomy of the knee joint and related structures
Surgical approaches to the knee and arthroscopic access

Physiology

Physiology of nerve function around the knee.

Pathology

Inflammatory, degenerative and infective conditions of the knee Instability of the knee, including the patellofemoral joint

Deformity

Acquired and developmental deformities of the knee

Pain

Causes of the painful knee

Neoplasia

Benign and malignant conditions in the knee and surrounding structures

Biomechanics & Biomaterials

Biomechanics of the knee Biomechanics of knee arthroplasty

Investigations

Radiological investigation to assess the knee Diagnostic and therapeutic injections Examination under anaesthetic and arthroscopy Neurophysiology in knee disorders

Critical Conditions

Neurovascular injuries

Assessments

History and examination of the knee joint including special clinical tests

Treatments

Operative

Arthroplasty of the knee Arthroscopy of the knee Ligamentous instability of the knee Patello-femoral disorders

Meniscal pathology

Degenerative and inflammatory arthritis

Principles of revision surgery for failed arthroplasty Techniques available to repair and replace articular cartilage Management of tendon, ligament and nerve injuries

Non operative

Orthoses
Rehabilitation of the knee
Complications
Failed arthroplasty and soft tissue surgery