Knee arthroscopy surgery in Chichester
At Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital our expert knee surgeons specialise in diagnostic knee arthroscopy (keyhole) surgery and can provide rapid access to private treatment. Read more…
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Why choose Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital for your knee arthroscopy surgery surgery?
At Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital our expert knee surgeons excel in lower limb diagnostic surgery, including knee arthroscopy. All of our orthopaedic surgeons are renowned for their impressive joint diagnosis accuracy and repair. They are fully supported by our attentive matron-led nursing team, who are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and care whilst staying with us.
Our dedicated matron-led nursing team fully support our consultants and work together to provide unrivalled primary care and an exceptional hospital experience. Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital is conveniently located on the northern edge of Chichester city centre, and provides plenty of free on-site parking and easy access to local transportation links.
To help aid your full rehabilitation back to full health, patients who undergo knee arthroscopy surgery at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital are eligible for our exclusive Recovery Plus programme carried out at your local Fitness & Wellbeing Gym.
How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital
If you are suffering from knee pain and want to discuss your treatment options with one of our consultants in Chichester, you will need to book a private consultation via our dedicated enquiry team on 01243 753 010. 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 Chichester 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 Chichester
- 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.