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Knee arthroscopy (also called keyhole knee surgery) allows your surgeon to see inside your knee joint using a camera inserted through small cuts in the skin.

Your Nuffield Health surgeon can diagnose problems such as a torn cartilage, ligament damage and arthritis by carrying out knee arthroscopy surgery.

What happens during knee arthroscopy?

  • Knee arthroscopy is usually done under general anaesthetic
  • The operation usually takes between half an hour and three-quarters of an hour
  • Your surgeon will make 2 or 3 small incisions and insert a tiny camera to examine the inside of your knee
  • They 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 the knee operation

  • Once your knee arthroscopy operation is over, you’ll be taken to the recovery room
  • Here you will wake from the anaesthetic
  • Your wounds, blood pressure and pulse will be checked carefully
  • You should be able to go home the same day as your operation
  • You won’t be able to drive, so you will need to arrange for someone to take you home from hospital once discharged.

How soon will I recover from knee arthroscopy surgery?

  • Depending on the level of repair done the arthroscopy procedure causes very little tissue damage
  • Most patients recovery fairly 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
  • Be sure and discuss any concerns regarding your recovery with your orthopaedic surgeon.

Most people make a good recovery and return to normal activities following knee arthroscopy. As with any surgery there can be complications:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection of the surgical site (incision)
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots (DVT - deep vein thrombosis)
  • Difficulty passing urine.

Specific complications of knee arthroscopy might include:

  • 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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Guide price

Knee Arthroscopy - Key Hole Surgery to Remove Damaged Cartilage Fees
Initial consultation from £150
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £3,270
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,270
Guide price £3,420
 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.

Guide price

Knee Arthroscopy - Key Hole Surgery Fees
Initial consultation from £150
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £3,595
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,595
Guide price £3,745
 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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