What happens During Surgery?
You will be put under an anaesthetic which will also help relax your muscles completely.
Your surgeon will make one or more incisions around your knee and insert a small camera through them to examine your knee ligaments.
Your surgeon will look for damage to ligaments, cartilage and joint surface on the inside of the knee.
In most cases torn cartilage can be trimmed or repaired without the surgeon needing to make a bigger incision.
A knee arthroscopy takes between 30 and 45 minutes on average.
How long Will I Stay in hospital?
A knee arthroscopy is a day surgery and patients are able to return home the same day.
What is my recovery time?
Your knee will likely be a little swollen for several weeks.
You may be given painkillers to relieve pain since moving about and walking can be uncomfortable.
The majority of patients experience a good recovery.
Exercising on a regular basis usually helps to speed up your return to everyday activities as quickly as possible.
Consult your GP or a healthcare professional for advice before starting any new exercise routine.