What is knee arthroscopy?
This is a type of keyhole surgery, used to look inside and treat the knee joint. It could be that you have knee arthroscopy to investigate problems such as inflammation or injury, or to repair damaged tissue and cartilage. It’s also used to take small tissue samples, to help diagnose problems such as infection.
What is the procedure?
Knee arthroscopy is performed through small cuts in your skin, using a special telescope attached to a video camera and is usually done under general anaesthetic – this means you will be asleep during the procedure. Alternatively you may have the surgery under local or regional anaesthetic. This completely blocks the pain from the knee area and you will stay awake during the operation. You may be offered a sedative with a local or regional anaesthetic to relax you.
How long will it take?
The procedure usually lasts between 30 minutes and an hour, however it may last longer depending on what they find – and what treatment is required.
How long will you be in hospital?
We perform this in outpatient surgery, so you don’t need to stay in hospital overnight.
Cost of treatment:
Treatment provided at:
North East London