• Nuffield Hospital Leeds

    2 Leighton street, Leeds, LS1 3EB
    Main switchboard: 0113 388 2000
    Out-patient bookings: 0113 388 2067

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    BMI The Duchy Hospital Harrogate

    Queens Road, Harrogate, HG2 OHF
    Main switchboard: 01423 567136
    Out-patient bookings: 0808 101 0337

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    Spire Methley Park Hospital

    Methley Lane, Methley, Leeds, LS26 9HG
    Main switchboard: 01977 518518
    Out-patient bookings: 01977 518518

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  • Golf Injuries

    Knee injuries are surprisingly common on the golf course but most respond
    to simple treatment and rehabilitation.

    As with all knee injuries early prompt
    diagnosis and a clear treatment plan can
    improve the ultimate outcome.

    Knee Meniscus (‘cartilage’) Tears

    Knee meniscus (‘cartilage’) tears are often thought to occur with rapid twisting sports but unfortunately the reality is more mundane. The rotational movement of the golf swing or simply squatting down to line up a putt or remove the ball from the hole can cause a tear through the knee meniscus. These sometimes don’t produce pain until the knee swells over a few days. It is therefore not uncommon for golfers to be unable to recall the initial injury. A torn meniscus produces pain and occasionally catching/locking sensations that limit enjoyment or participation in activities. Knee arthroscopy to perform meniscus surgery is often required to treat these injuries if they fail to settle with simple measures.

    More on Meniscus Cartilage Injuries

    Knee Ligament Injuries

    Minor (and rarely major) knee ligament injuries can be caused by slipping on wet grass or stumbling in the rough. These can vary from the most common ligament injury – medial collateral (down the inside of the knee) – to cruciate ligament damage resulting in
    instability (rare).


    The first signs of wear in the knee (osteoarthritis) can be felt on the golf course with gradual onset of discomfort, swelling and stiffness spoiling the enjoyment of the round.

    Click here to link to Arthritis and Knee Replacement