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At Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital our leading knee surgeons can investigate your pain with a diagnostic knee arthroscopy. After identifying the cause of your pain, our experienced orthopaedic consultants will recommend the most suitable treatment option for you.

Why choose Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital for your knee arthroscopy?

With excellent patient satisfactions scores, unrivalled primary care and exemplary hospital facilities, Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital has become the number one private hospital for orthopaedic treatment in Somerset.

Since opening back in 1974, our Taunton Hospital has attracted some of the most highly acclaimed orthopaedic knee surgeons in the South West. Most of our orthopaedic experts specialise in lower limb procedures and are renowned for their consistent diagnostic accuracy and repair.

If you are experiencing from reduced knee movement or suffering pain, a diagnostic knee arthroscopy procedure may help identify an underlying knee problem or fix any minor cartilage damage you may have.

As an orthopaedic patient at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, you will be eligible for our exclusive Recovery Plus programme. Recovery Plus allows you to continue your post-surgery rehabilitation with a physiotherapist at the hospital or Taunton and Yeovil Fitness & Wellbeing Gyms, which ever is most convenient for you.

How to book a knee arthroscopy at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital

If you are suffering knee pain and want to discuss your treatment options with one of our consultants in Taunton, you will need to book a private consultation via our dedicated enquiry team on 01823 476294.

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 required.

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 Taunton 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 procedure

  • 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.
Find out more about Knee arthroscopy
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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 £4,225
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £4,225
Guide price £4,375
 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 £4,080
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £4,080
Guide price £4,230
 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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