Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy

(Cartillage repair)

Knee pain can be caused by many things, an arthroscopy can be used to help find and treat the problem. 

The first step is to have a consultation with one of our specialists. With no waiting lists, you can access prompt care at a time that suits you whether you are paying for yourself or if you have medical insurance.

Our specialist team can then help you get you the diagnosis and treatment you need for a full and fast recovery.

Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 237 727

 

What to expect from a Knee Arthroscopy

  • What is a knee arthroscopy?

    Knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used to examine the inside of the knee joint. An arthroscope is a thin metal tube with a camera that is used to find out what might be causing your knee pain.

  • What does the surgery involve?

    A surgeon will usually make about three small incisions around your knee joint whilst you are under general anaesthetic. They will then thread the arthroscope through one of the incisions and use the camera to see inside the joint and identify any problems.

    The surgeon will then be able to insert small surgical instruments through the other incisions to repair or remove damaged tissue or cartilage.

    The operation usually takes at least 30 minutes and is dependent on what is required once your surgeon can see inside your joint. The surgeon will stitch the wounds from the three incisions and wrap a bandage around the knee.

  • How much does knee arthroscopy cost?
    At KIMS Hospital we offer a guide price of £3,000.

    The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients having this procedure and standard prosthesis costs. The price will only change if your pre-admission assessment identifies any additional clinical needs such as; extra nursing care due to pre-existing conditions, special equipment or non-standard prosthesis.

    Following your pre-admission assessment, your final quoted cost is part of our fixed price package that includes the consultant’s fee for performing the procedure, anaesthetic fees, follow-up consultations and all hospital costs including the prosthesis, theatre time, nursing care and length of stay.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with surgery, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your surgery so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.

    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their surgery upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your surgery over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included within the package price. Your surgeon will invoice you separately for this.

  • How long will I stay in Hospital?

    You should be able to go home the same day. Your surgeon will be able to discuss this with you prior to your procedure.

  • How long does it take to recover after surgery and will I be in pain?

    Recovery time will vary from patient to patient. Your knee will be swollen and sore to begin with but this should ease over time and your surgeon will explain about pain control following your procedure.

    It is usually possible to return to light activities within a couple of weeks of your procedure but this will be dependent on the extent of the operation. It can take up to six months before you can do sports again. Your surgeon will be able to discuss your recovery time with you during your follow-up consultation.

  • What is the best preparation for aiding recovery?

    It is important that you give yourself the time to heal properly and complete your physiotherapy programme following your procedure. But before your operation it is always best to be well informed about your procedure, ask your surgeon any questions you may have about your surgery and treatment to really help in your recovery.

  • When can I drive again?

    This will vary from patient to patient but usually you should be able to start driving again a week to two weeks after your procedure. However, your surgeon or GP will be able to advise you.

  • When can I go back to work?

    This will vary from patient to patient and from job to job but it is usually possible to return to work within a couple of weeks of your procedure but this will be dependent on the extent of the operation. Your surgeon will be able to discuss your predicted recovery time with you.

    Our Consultants

    • Mr Guy Slater

      MBBS FRCS (Tr and orth) FRCS (Eng)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Mr Paul Gill

      Mr Paul Gill

      MBBS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (TrandOrth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Professor Anan Shetty

      MChir FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Orth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Simon Ellis

      Mr Simon Ellis

      MA (Cantab) MBBS FRCS (Orth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Chan Jeer

      MBBS (Lon) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Kasetti Ravikumar

      FRCS FRCS Orth MCh MS Dip NB

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Jonathan Walczak

      MBBS BSc FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Orth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Rohit Jain

      MBBS, MS(Orth), MRCSEd, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), PG Diploma (Orthopaedic Engineering)

      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Mark Norris

      MBChB MRCS FRCS(Tr&Orth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Bunion Surgery
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
      • Shockwave Therapy
    • Mr Krissen Chettiar

      FRCS(Tr & Orth), MA Medical Law and Ethics, BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, MBBS

                                     

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Simon Pearce

      MBBS MSc FRCS (Tr&Orth)

      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Lee David

      MBBS MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr James Young, Consultant

      Mr James Young

      MBBS B.Sc. (Hons) MRCS FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Partial)
      • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Mr Abhijit Dey

      MBBCh MRCS(Eng) MD FRCS(Tr&Orth)

      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Hip Pain
      • Hip Replacement
      • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Replacement (Total)