Knee arthroscopy surgery in Oxford
Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital is now a centre of excellence for orthopaedics. Many of our expert orthopaedic surgeons specialise in knee arthroscopy surgery, undertaking many successful procedures each year and transforming lives. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £210|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£3,145|
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Beech Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RP
Why choose Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital for your knee arthroscopy?
Our Oxford Hospital is one of the most modern and technologically advanced private hospitals in the UK. Recently we have invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology scanners and equipment to support the wide range of specialist services we offer.
One area we have invested in is orthopaedics, (which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves), and as a result have upgraded our hospital to a centre of excellence. Our consultants and dedicated nursing staff take great pride in providing the finest private medical care for all our patients in a clean and comfortable hospital setting.
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 Oxford 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
- 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 recovery 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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