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Mr Pydisetty provides comprehensive Paediatric Soft Tissue Knee service including Sports knee injuries at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Osteochondritis in Children

This group of conditions, which causes pain and disability, affects the growing skeleton of a child or adolescent and the surfaces of the joints (cartilage) in the knee. The diseases interrupt the blood supply to a bone which results in bone death (necrosis) and later regrowth of the bone.

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Pain and swelling in the bony lump that lies just below the kneecap can be caused by Osgood-Schlatter disease.

  • Their job is to evenly distribute forces across the knee, allowing the bones to glide smoothly without friction. They also provide stability in the joint. Loss of meniscal tissue means that there is uneven weight distribution and force between the joint surfaces in the knee, which can lead to arthritis.

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome

This painful condition often affects teenagers during growth spurts.

Meniscal Damage

There are two meniscal cartilages in the knee that act as shock-absorbers – one on the inner and one on the outer side. They are made up of a different type of cartilage to joint surface cartilage and sit between the thigh bone and the shin bone.

Kneecap (patella) stabilisation

Surgery to stabilise the kneecap is usually only offered when physiotherapy hasn’t been successful. It includes:

ACL Injury in Children

For Appointments and Enquires, Contact Karen Day (44) 151 252 5376


  • Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Eaton Road
  • Liverpool
  • L12 2AP

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