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Our expert knee surgeons at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital can offer a quick diagnosis and solution to your pre existing knee problems via a knee arthroscopy.

Why chose Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital for your knee arthroscopy?

Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital has been at the forefront of private healthcare in Kent since opening in 1968. An area we specialise in is orthopaedics, with our state-of-the-art operating theatres and modern facilities. Our expert knee surgeons excel in lower limb diagnostic surgery, including knee arthroscopy. Our consultants are renowned for their impressive joint diagnosis accuracy and repair.

As a knee arthroscopy patient with us, you will receive rapid access to treatment and any scans, as well as benefiting from the care of our matron-led nursing team. Lastly there is our exclusive Recovery Plus programme at your local Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, designed to accelerate your full recovery.

If you want to find out more about private knee arthroscopy surgery in Tunbridge Wells, why not come along to one of our free orthopaedic open events?

What happens during a knee arthroscopy?

  • Knee arthroscopy is performed under general anaesthetic
  • The operation normally takes between 1/2 an hour and 3/4 of an hour
  • Your orthopaedic surgeon in Tunbridge Wells 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 our 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 is a small chance 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
Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

01892 531 111
Switchboard 01892 531111
Enquiries 01892 531 111
Physiotherapy 03450454845
Radiology 01892 552 916

Guide price

Knee Arthroscopy - Key Hole Surgery to Remove Damaged Cartilage Fees
Initial consultation from £180
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £3,185
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,185
Guide price £3,365
 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 £180
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £3,700
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,700
Guide price £3,880
 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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