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Knee Arthroscopy

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Knee arthroscopy is an orthopedic procedure, during which orthopedist is able to check one’s knees without wide cuts. Instead, orthopedic surgeon makes just small incisions and uses a tiny camera – arthroscope – to look for knee injuries. Thanks to this, recovery from knee arthroscopy is very short and side effects are almost non-existent.

Knee Arthroscopy Candidates

Knee arthroscopy is used to localize, identify, and, if it is possible, to deal with knee injuries. People experiencing pain or abnormal changes in their knees are all eligible to undergo knee arthroscopy if orthopedist cannot identify the condition without it. Knee problems possible to be identified and dealt with the knee arthroscopy are:
• torn meniscus
• Cysts in one’s knee
• Fractures appearing in the knee bones
• Torn cartilage pieces
And many others.

Am I Suitable for Knee Arthroscopy?

If you do struggle with knee problems and your doctor cannot identify them from outside, with big probability you will have an arthroscopic knee surgery done.

Preparing for Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy for its minimally invasive nature does not involve advanced preparation. You will be asked to produce a list of medical conditions and medicines you take. Apart from this, as in the case of many surgeries you need to stop taking blood-thinners such as aspirin for some days before your knee arthroscopy. Additionally, you will have to fast for several hours before arthroscopic knee surgery.

How is Knee Arthroscopy Performed?

Knee arthroscopy is a relatively simple orthopedic procedure. Orthopedic surgeon makes small incisions and pumps inside a certain amount of saline water in order to have a clearer view of one’s joints. Then, the arthroscope is put into the incision and orthopedist starts to look for sources of patient’s knee problems. Then, if the problem encountered is treatable on the spot, orthopedist operates it.

Knee Arthroscopy Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Back to Sports

Depends on the knee problem and one’s rehabilitation progress

Duration of Operation

30 to 60 minutes

Minimum Stay

2 to 3 days

Back to Work

Depends on the knee problem and one’s rehabilitation progress

Knee Arthroscopy Recovery

Knee arthroscopy recovery is a rather fast process. Right after this orthopedic surgery, you may be taken home (although you cannot drive by yourself). For first one or two days it is better to not move much, therefore it is suggested to have somebody taking care of you. Then the knee rehabilitation starts. However, the time of knee arthroscopy recovery depends mostly on the type of knee problem that was dealt with during surgery.

Knee Arthroscopy Risks and Complications

There are certain risks and complications related to arthroscopic knee surgery. These are of dual nature. There are possible complications connected to any invasive surgery, such as excessive bleeding and infections. There are also specific situations related directly to knee arthroscopy, such as nerve and muscle damage, accumulation of blood in one’s knee or formation of a blood clot. Still, these are relatively unlikely to happen during your knee surgery.

Knee Arthroscopy Side Effects

Many patients experience excessive pain and swelling in the knee area. However, these can be dealt with using painkillers and application of ice.

Knee Arthroscopy Success Rates

If we will understand knee arthroscopy as a diagnostic procedure, it is almost always successful. If it comes to dealing with knee injuries often performed during knee arthroscopy, these have various success rates – after all, there’s a whole range of possible knee problems like torn meniscus, problems with knee ligaments and others which are performed throughout arthroscopic knee surgery.

Before and After Knee Arthroscopy

Most of the patients who cared about proper rehabilitation after their knee arthroscopy are recovering quickly and can enjoy a good quality life since their knee problems are solved.

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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

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KCM Clinic

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Kent Hospital

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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan British Hospital

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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
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Carolina Medical Center

Warsaw, Poland
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Knee Arthroscopy Cost

Average Knee Arthroscopy costs are € 1,668, based on Knee Arthroscopy prices from 14 clinics. Cheapest Knee Arthroscopy cost is € 530 where Knee Arthroscopy prices can go up to € 2,243.

Knee Arthroscopy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Knee Arthroscopy in Turkey is a popular option where Knee Arthroscopy costs as low as € 1,900. You can also find Knee Arthroscopy clinics in Poland starting from € 530.

Please note that the Knee Arthroscopy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Knee Arthroscopy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Knee Arthroscopy procedures. To receive a personalized Knee Arthroscopy quote, please click HERE.

Knee Arthroscopy FAQ

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What is Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is a knee surgery, during which orthopedist identifies and deals with patient’s knee problems using arthroscope and tiny tools.

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What is the Difference between Knee Arthroscopy and other Knee Surgeries?

The main difference is the size of surgical intervention – in the case of knee arthroscopy, incisions are minimal thanks to using the arthroscope, while in classical knee surgeries incisions are much bigger and therefore – harder to heal after.

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Will I Have to Stay in Hospital after Knee Arthroscopy?

No, it is an outpatient procedure – you are free to go home after the anesthesia wears off, assuming that you have somebody to take you home.