Knee arthroscopy surgery in Brighton
Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital offer a quick diagnosis and solution to any pre-existing knee problems via a knee arthroscopy. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £160|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£3,230|
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Why choose Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital for your knee arthroscopy?
At Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital our expert knee surgeons excel in lower limb diagnostic surgery, including knee arthroscopy (keyhole). All of our orthopaedic surgeons are renowned for their impressive joint diagnosis accuracy and repair. They are fully supported by an attentive matron-led nursing team, who are dedicated to ensuring your care and comfort whilst admitted.
We pride ourselves on the patient experience and our private patient rooms do not disappoint. Each our our rooms are clean, modern, fully equipped with Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV and private en-suite bathroom facilities.
If you are unsure on whether you need a knee arthroscopy procedure, or have some important questions to ask, you can always attend one of our free orthopaedic open events to meet our knee surgeons and find out more.
What happens during a knee arthroscopy?
- Knee arthroscopy is usually performed under general anaesthetic
- A knee arthroscopy operation normally takes between 1/2 an hour and 3/4 of an hour
- Your surgeon in Brighton will make 2 or 3 small incisions and then insert a tiny camera to examine the inside of your knee joint
- Your surgeon will wash out any loose material caused by wear of the joint surfaces
- It is usually possible for your surgeon to trim or repair a torn cartilage without needing to make a larger cut.
After your keyhole knee operation in Brighton
- Once your operation is over, you’ll be taken to the recovery room where you will come around from the anaesthetic
- Your wounds, blood pressure and pulse will be carefully monitored
- Most patients are able to go home the same day as the operation
- You won’t be able to drive, so you will need someone to come and take you home from the hospital once you have been discharged. Alternatively, ask reception to book a taxi.
How soon will I recover from knee arthroscopy?
- Depending on the level of repair carried out the arthroscopy procedure generally causes very little tissue damage
- Most patients recover quickly
- Your knee will be swollen and sore for the first week following your arthroscopy
- Most patients return to normal activity levels within 2 - 3 weeks
- Please discuss any concerns regarding your recovery with your knee surgeon.
Most people make a good recovery and return to normal activities following knee arthroscopy. However as with any surgery there can be complications:
- Damage to the nerves around the knee
- Developing a lump under the wounds
- Severe pain, stiffness and loss of use of the knee.
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