From £3,545
01242 246552
Overall rating Good
Knee Arthroscopy - Key Hole Surgery to Remove Damaged Cartilage Fees
Initial consultation from £220
Treatment £3,325
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,325
Guide price £3,545
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The price displayed for your initial consultation is a guideline only as Consultant fees vary according to their own individual fee schedules. The price displayed above however for pre-assessment, main treatment and post-discharge care is guaranteed and inclusive of all costs.

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Cheltenham Hospital

Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SY

01242 246 552 01242 246 501 (fax)
Main Reception 01242 246500
Enquiries, Treatments & Prices 01242 246 552
Physiotherapy 0345 0454845
Radiology 01242 246 502

Why choose Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital for your knee arthroscopy surgery?

If you are suffering from reduced knee movement or pain, a diagnostic knee arthroscopy procedure may help identify an underlying knee problem or fix any minor cartilage damage you may have. Most of our orthopaedic surgeons specialise in lower limb procedures and are renowned for their consistent diagnostic accuracy and repair.

Nuffield Health Cheltenham has been leading the way for private orthopaedic health care in Gloucestershire for a number of years. Our first class approach to primary care and exemplary medical facilities have attracted some of the most experienced knee surgeons in the area.

Our hospital is conveniently located on the outskirts of Cheltenham's city centre with plenty of free parking available at all times of the day. All of our 33 private in-patient rooms feature en suite bathrooms, unlimited wireless internet connectivity and widescreen TV's to keep you fully entertained whilst admitted in hospital.

If you are unsure about knee arthroscopy surgery and wish to find out more, feel free to attend one of our complimentary orthopaedic open events which are regularly held at our hospital. Here you will get the opportunity to meet with an orthopaedic surgeon and ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

How to book an orthopaedic consultation at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital?

If you are suffering from knee pain and want to discuss your treatment options with one of our consultants in Cheltenham, you will need to book a private consultation via our dedicated enquiry team by calling us on 01242 246552 or by filling out a contact form above. Please let the enquiry handler know if you have had any recent X-rays or scans when booking your consultation, as there will be additional charges for any diagnostic imaging needed.

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 Cheltenham 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 surgery in Cheltenham

  • 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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