Dr Gomes treats all types of knee problems, including osteoarthritis, patellofemoral problems, ACL tears, multi-ligament injuries and meniscal tears. Urgent appointments are available to assess and treat injuries, including for WorkCover and ADF patients.
The patella (knee cap) functions as a pulley, to improve the mechanical advantage of the quadriceps muscles, which act to extend (straighten) the knee. The articulation between the patella and femur is called the patellofemoral joint.
The joint surfaces are lined by articular cartilage, which is a fine bearing surface. Lubrication is provided by the synovial fluid, which is secreted by the joint lining (synovium).
The two menisci help protect the articular cartilage, by distributing the forces acting across the knee. They are made up of strong fibrocartilage.
The conditions that affect the structural components in the knee, lead to symptoms, which often require treatment.