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Why wait to resolve knee pain?

If you are suffering from pain or difficulties moving your knee, this could be a sign of an underlying injury, disease or damage through wear and tear.

At OSD Healthcare we have a team of expert Orthopaedic Consultants dedicated to the care of knee injuries and problems.

We can quickly assess and diagnose your condition and advise the best course of treatment that takes into account the impact on your daily life and your own personal goals.

Appointments are often available next day and we offer easy payment options.

Don’t wait any longer if you are concerned about your pain. Call now to speak to one of our advisors or to book an appointment with one of our experts.

Self-pay Prices


  • Consultation
  • from £150
  • Physiotherapy assessment
  • from £75
  • MRI scan
  • from £495
  • Ultrasound
  • from £295
  • X-Ray
  • from £125
  • CT scan
  • £565

Easy ways to pay


  • Approved by medical insurers
  • 0% credit options available
  • Spread the cost of treatments

Ask the Expert

Mr David Houlihan-Burne is a Consultant Knee, Hip and Sports Injury Surgeon at OSD Healthcare, answer the most frequently asked questions related to knee pain.

  • Will knee pain go away naturally?

    It depends on the cause of the pain. For example, a sprain or strain will usually heal after a few days or weeks. However, if you have had knee pain that does not go away, gets worse at night or when you bend or straighten, or is sudden and severe in onset, it could be a sign of damage or injury. The best course of action is to arrange to see an Orthopaedic Consultant or Physiotherapist who specialises in joints and bones.

  • What causes knee pain?

    There can be many different reasons. In younger people, particularly those who play a lot of sport, it could be caused by damage to a ligament or the meniscal cartilage in the knee. From middle age onwards, osteoarthritis becomes the most common cause of knee pain and is a result of wear and tear to the end of the bones and cartilage in the knee joint.

  • What can be done to relieve knee pain?

    In the first case, your Consultant may suggest pain medication combined with a referral to physiotherapy for exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee. If these do not work, you may need a scan of the knee. Corticosteroid injections into the joint can also be effective at relieving pain and increasing movement. If these do not work, depending on the diagnosis and scan results, your Consultant may suggest an operation such as a knee arthroscopy, a keyhole procedure to look inside the knee and repair and remove any damaged areas of cartilage, bone or ligament.

  • Will I need a knee replacement?

    A knee replacement is only offered when other treatments have been tried, but the pain or restricted mobility is impacting on your everyday life. Most often a knee replacement is not needed until you’re 60 or over, but they can last for 15 years or more and allow you to resume many of the activities you enjoyed before your knee problem.

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Appointments 7 days a week


Our expert Consultants treat a wide range of conditions.

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Conditions we treat


  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty
  • ACL
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Ligament injury
  • Knee replacement
  • Trauma/fractures
  • Chondral
  • Sports injury
  • Soft tissue

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Opening times


8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.


9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.


10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Contact details

Our Patient Services Team are available to answer your queries during our opening hours. Simply use the form or call the number below to contact a member of the team now.

Tel: 01442 331 900

Our Physiotherapy team work closely with our Consultants and can help identify problems and tailor an exercise programme specifically for you to reduce pain and improve movement.


  • Exercise prescription
  • Extended scope physiotherapy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave treatment
  • Gait scanning
  • Injections – corticosteroid/hyaluronic
  • K laser treatment
  • Kinesio/sports taping
  • Musculoskeletal acupuncture
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Orthotics – customised
  • Ossur bracing
  • Pre/post-operative
  • Rehabilitation therapy



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How it works at OSD Healthcare

OSD Healthcare Hertfordshire Clinic is a five star private clinic that acts like a ‘hub’ where you can have all your consultations with a specialist and any scans, tests or X-Rays and rehabilitation or physiotherapy that your Consultant recommends. If you do need to be referred for an operation, we will help you choose another private or NHS hospital. With OSD Healthcare you can have all the convenience, comfort and flexibility of a local clinic with seamless care.

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