Knee arthroscopy involves inserting an arthroscope (camera) into the joint through a small incision or porthole to view the inside of the knee.
This can be done to confirm a diagnosis that is suggested by your physical problems and any special diagnostic tests that may have been carried out (e.g. x-ray, ultrasound, MRI scan) or to investigate pain for which there is no apparent cause to try and find a cause.
Knee arthroscopy can be performed on its own as a diagnostic procedure or can be followed by arthroscopic surgery in the same operation.
During arthroscopic or keyhole surgery, precision instruments are inserted into the knee through a number of additional small incisions. Your Surgeon can view the joint via the arthroscope on a TV monitor and can carry out any necessary procedures.
Treatments Commonly Treated Arthroscopically:
- Ligament repairs
- Tendon repairs
- Some meniscal surgery
- Debridement (washing out the joint)
Arthroscopic procedures can be advantageous as they involve very small incisions, can reduce damage to the surrounding tissues and structures and have shorter healing times.
In some cases, your Surgeon may decide that it may be more beneficial for you to have an open or mini-open (small incision) procedure.
Knee Arthroscopy Package Price: £2,800 per Knee
Total Package Includes:
- Pre-operative investigations – ECG, FBC, U+E, MRSA
- Theatre procedure, including consumables
- Post-op inpatient Physiotherapy x 2 sessions
- Day case accommodation
- Consultant surgical fee
- Anaesthetist fee
- Post-op follow up appointment with Consultant
Before your procedure, you will require an initial consultation with a London Knee Consultant to discuss your medical history and proposed treatment plan. This will cost £200. You may require diagnostic tests, which you will need to pay for. The Consultant will advise what these are and their associated costs.
Even if you decide not to go ahead with the procedure, you will need to pay for the consultation as well as any diagnostic tests undertaken.
Our package price covers the costs that most patients require when undergoing this procedure.*
*In rare cases, you may be advised by your Consultant that you need additional investigations or extra nights stay in the Hospital, which will incur additional charges. Our Admissions Team will advise you of any revisions to your quote in advance. Additionally, the Consultant may decide that a patient is unsuitable for Knee Arthroscopy. Should this arise, an alternative will be advised.
To ask a question about knee arthroscopy or to book an appointment, contact our specialist team available Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9am – 1pm. Our knee specialists team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.
If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.
If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer for authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP. If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.