From £3,755
Overall rating Good
Knee Arthroscopy - Key Hole Surgery Fees
Initial consultation from £140
Treatment £3,690
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,690
Guide price £3,830
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

Knee Arthroscopy - Key Hole Surgery to Remove Damaged Cartilage Fees
Initial consultation from £140
Treatment £3,615
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,615
Guide price £3,755
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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

At Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital our leading orthopaedic knee consultants specialise in key-hole knee arthroscopy surgery, providing excellent diagnostic accuracy and cartilage repair for patients across Devon.

To help aid your rehabilitation after treatment, our on-site hospital physiotherapy team will work alongside your chosen consultant to help get you back to your feet. Our physiotherapists are all trained in orthopaedic aftercare and have obtained experience helping patients with lower limb joint rehabilitation.

Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital is a state-of-the-art private hospital situated close to Exeter’s city centre. Even with our central location, we are able to provide both patients and visitors with free parking whilst being close to a number of local public transport links for the convenience of patients who do not wish to drive.

Our hospital is also one of the first Nuffield Health Hospitals which enable you to book an initial consultation online. By browsing our list of experienced cosmetic surgeons and choosing a time and date with suits you, we aim to make appointment bookings effortless and completely in your control.

How to book am orthopaedic consultation at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital

If you are interested in knee arthroscopy surgery and want to discuss the treatment options available to you, we recommend that you book an initial consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons in Exeter.

You can book online by selecting a consultant, time and date at the top of the page or you can give our dedicated enquiry team a call on 01392 249343.

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 at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital 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

  • 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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