Performed by expert surgeons at Ashton Gate, Bristol

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Any knee pain and knee problems can make you feel frustrated as it interferes with daily life.

Our team of medical professionals working at the Stadium Clinic are on hand to help you through your knee pain diagnosis and treatment journey, so request an appointment today.


If you feel any of the following kinds of knee pain, you can reach out to one of our specialists, who can help you find the right diagnosis and treatment.

Pain after no injury

Pain and stiffness in the knees

Warm and red knees

Swelling or warm knees

Hot and red knees

Pain after an injury

Painful knees after strenuous use
Pain between your kneecaps and shin
Unstable knees
Kneecap pain or swelling as a teenager
Kneecap shape changing


If you feel any of the following kinds of knee pain, you can reach out to one of our specialists, who can help you find the right diagnosis and treatment.

Sprains & strains

A sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of ligaments, the thick bands of tissue that link two bones in your joints. Rest, cold, compression, and elevation are used as initial treatments, and mild sprains can usually be treated at home.

Disloacted kneecap

A dislocated kneecap is usually caused by a sudden blow to the knee or a quick change in direction, such as when dancing. The kneecap usually sits on the front of the knee and glides along a groove in the joint when you bend your knee. However, when the kneecap dislocates, it comes out of the groove to stretch or tear the surrounding tissue.


Tendonitis occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed following a tendon injury. It can affect the joint by causing discomfort, stiffness and alter your knee joint stability. Mild tendon injuries can be treated at home and should heal within a few weeks.

Cartilage damage

Cartilage is a tissue that coats the surfaces of bones within your knee joint. It acts as a cushion to stop the bones from rubbing against each other as they move. Cartilage can be damaged by a bad injury or by gradual wear and tear, and once it’s damaged, it cannot be repaired.

Osgood-Schlatter's disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition that causes pain and swelling beneath the knee joint, where the patellar tendon connects to the top of the shinbone.


Many different conditions can cause knee pain, and we’ve listed the most common ones below.


With osteoarthritis, the protecting cartilage on the ends of your bones wears away, resulting in long term discomfort, swelling, and difficulty moving the joint. In addition, bony growths can develop, and the affected area can become red and swollen. The condition is usually caused by an injury, being overweight, age or general wear and tear.


Bursitis happens when the fluid-filled sacs (bursa) that cushion your joints become inflamed.


Gout is a complicated kind of rheumatoid arthritis that can affect anyone. It causes sudden, intense bouts of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in one or more joints, most commonly the big toe.

Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis is a type of arthritis caused by an infection in the synovial fluid and joint tissues. It affects younger people more frequently than adults. The infection typically spreads to the joints via blood circulation but can also be caused by an injection, surgery, or damage in some situations.


Surgeons working at the Stadium Clinic are here to help diagnose and advise you on the best treatments for your knee pain. Follow the steps below to request an appointment:


Request an appointment online at a time and date to suit you.


A  member of the Stadium Clinic team will call to confirm your appointment.


Visit the Stadium Clinic in Ashton Gate, Bristol  on the day of your appointment and talk to a medical professional about your knee pain.

Living with knee pain is life, interrupted

Request an appointment at the Stadium Clinic to get life back on track.

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“The Stadium Clinic is a great venue, it is clean, the staff are very friendly and there is a great view of the Pitch. I saw Dr Clark for a consultation on my knee, he was very approachable and explained everything clearly. Thanks to Dr Clark's quick suggestion I had my treatment very quickly and able to get back running.” 



—  Sylvia Chan, Patient


We offer the best knee treatments for your needs at the Stadium Clinic. Surgeons can treat knee pain caused by arthritis and injuries. The main treatments on offer from surgeons at The Stadium Clinic are: 

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) Reconstruction 

A type of knee surgery that replaces your ACL, which is one of your knee's main ligaments. Your ACL joins your thigh bone to your shinbone and, along with other ligaments in your knee, helps to stabilise your knee. If you have an ACL injury, such as having a torn or sprained ligament,  you may need surgery.

Total Knee Replacement

A type of knee surgery that replaces your entire knee joint with an artificial one made from a mixture of hypoallergenic metal and plastics. You may need a total knee replacement if you have a traumatic injury to the knee or during late stage osteoarthritis where your knee is severely worn.

Partial Knee Replacement 

Another type of knee surgery that replaces one side of the knee joint with an artificial implant. You may need a partial knee replacement if you’ve had a traumatic injury to one side of the knee, or during mid-late stage osteoarthritis that has significantly affected one side of the knee joint more than the other.

Robotic Knee Replacement 

A method of performing total or partial knee replacements where your surgeon is assisted by a robotic arm. The robot doesn’t perform your surgery itself, instead it guides the hand movements of the surgeon so they can work with even greater precision and gives them insights about your body during the procedure so they can keep you safe.

Patella Stabilisation 

A type of surgery to repair your torn ligaments or reposition tendons that have become unaligned. 

Knee arthroscopy (Keyhole surgery)

A minimally invasive procedure that allows the surgeon to see inside your knee. It is performed through two tiny holes on either side of your kneecap tendon. One of the holes is used to insert surgical tools into your knee, and the other is for the arthroscope, which is a tiny flexible tube with a light and camera that projects an image onto a television display so that the surgeon can see a clear image of the inside of your joint.

Meniscal (shock absorber) repairs 

A kind of procedure that repairs your meniscus, which is a semi-circular piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your thigh bone and shin bone. 

Meniscal debridement

A procedure to remove torn sections of your meniscus to give you a smaller, fully healthy and working piece of cartilage.

nStride injections

A minimally invasive, quick procedure for early osteoarthritis cartilage damage. It takes a protein solution from your own blood and injects it into your joint to act as a cushion in place of the damaged cartilage.

Hyaluronic acid injections

Hyaluronic acid is produced by your body that helps to lubricate and cushions your joints, allowing them to function properly. When you have osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid in the affected joint thins and isn’t able to lubricate your joint so effectively. Therefore, hyaluronic acid injections help to aid your knee joint’s lubrication and relieve pain and inflammation within your joint.

Steroid injections

Also called corticosteroid injections, these are a kind of anti-inflammatory injection that are designed to relieve inflammation in your knee joint for a range of conditions, including injury and arthritis.


A type of treatment that is beneficial for many knee injuries and conditions. Your surgeon manipulates your muscles, tendons and tissue to ease pressure on your knees as your muscles soften and relax.

Ice packs and heat treatments

A treatment that uses heat or cold to reduce inflammation, swelling, pain and redness around your affected knee joint to make you more comfortable.

Pain relief medications

Your surgeon may prescribe pain medications suitable to your condition to help make your knee pain more manageable.

CT scans

A type of procedure that allows your surgeon to see inside of your knee joint using X-rays and a computer. You may also hear them called a computerised tomography scan or a CAT scan.


At the Stadium Clinic, we aim to offer first-class treatments and information for patients with all forms of joint and muscle injuries and conditions, bone diseases, connective tissues diseases and rheumatic diseases.

Through the clinic, patients have easy access to many of the UK’s leading orthopaedic and musculoskeletal specialists, including:

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Damian trained at King’s College London, University of Swansea, the University of Calgary and the University of Bristol and specialises in knee surgery such as ACL reconstruction, kneecap (patella) surgery, meniscal surgery and joint replacements for arthritic knees.

Richard Baker

Richard trained as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol and Vancouver and specialises in hip and knee replacements and revisions. He offers treatments across the South West between the Stadium Clinic, North Bristol NHS Trust at Southmead Hospital, the Bristol Spire Hospital and the Bristol Chesterfield Hospital.

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Iain trained at Nottingham University and London and specialises in key-hole treatment of shoulder injuries and complex shoulder reconstruction and replacement. He works in the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and the University Hospitals Bristol Major Trauma Centre in the Bristol Royal Infirmary.