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Knee Arthroscopy

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: £3,995 

 The total package includes:

  • Pre-operative assessment
  • Hospital fee
  • Surgeon fee
  • Anesthetist fee
  • Full procedure
  • Post-operation: up to 2 x inpatient physiotherapy sessions
  • 1 x follow up appointment
  • Any related readmission within 28 days

*Physiotherapy appointments are based on 15 minute inpatient sessions.

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 are 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.

Contact us

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 practise that you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

Call us on 020 7432 8328 or email us at londonkneespecialists@hje.org.uk

Knee Clinic

The Knee Unit at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital comprises a dedicated team specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of knee pain and stiffness caused by knee conditions or injuries.

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Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7432 8328.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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