Knee Arthroscopy | £1800
Knee Arthroscopy with Ligament
Reconstruction & Rehabilitation | £2300
Arthroscopy of the knee is the most the most frequently performed type of orthopedic surgery. This minimally invasive procedure can give a new lease of life to people whose knee joint has become worn, weakened or badly damaged, causing pain and difficulty moving.
- Pre-op tests
- 2 - 3 day stay at clinic
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- Medical equipment
- Postoperative medicine
The procedure involves examining and repairing any damage to the knee through a ‘keyhole’, without the need for full joint replacement surgery, which means a greatly reduced recovery period. Basic arthroscopy includes examination and cleaning of the knee, including removing any object which may cause pain such as bone fragments. Reconstructive arthroscopy includes surgical repair of ligament damage, together with post-op rehabilitation.
Before your surgery, you will undergo a wealth of pre-op tests in conjunction with the clinic's state-of the art imaging centre, including EKG, laboratory tests, X- ray examination of the heart and lungs, dental, gynaecological and urological examination, in part to inform use of medication for the control of blood coagulation.
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General anesthesia or spinal anesthesia (which numbs the lower extremities by introducing anesthetic into the spinal canal) is used, potentially combined with regional anesthesia. To reduce intraoperative bleeding, a pneumatic tourniquet is used, positioned roughly at the midpoint of the thigh. Regional anesthesia is most often used to reduce postoperative pain. This involves a blockade of the femoral nerve, particularly in surgery on cruciate ligaments. The blockade lasts for 24-48 hours after surgery, substantially cutting back on the need for opiates.
The clinic boasts three operating theatres, 4 wards containing 60 beds, and 6 ICU's, as well as MRI, CT, Sonography and X-ray facilities. Your knee arthroscopy will be performed in the clinic's specialized center for orthopedics, which is fitted with the latest high quality equipment supplied by renowned manufacturers, including a Smith & Nephew arthroscopic system which allows minimally invasive surgery. The clinic guarantees supra-sceptic conditions and disposable surgical props are used. The highly qualified and experienced team aim to provide a pain-free experience through careful use of sedation, anesthetic and post-surgery painkillers. The procedure takes approximately 90 minutes and is normally performed under local anesthetic and sedation.
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The procedure is normally performed under local anesthetic and sedation.
Before your surgery, you will undergo a wealth of pre-op tests. You will stay in the clinic for 2 to 3 nights.
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