What Is Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal repair?

A knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery that enables your surgeon to make small cuts in your skin and insert a tiny camera to examine the inside of your knee. This allows your surgeon to identify serious problems including arthritis, ligament damage and torn cartilage (meniscus).

In this procedure the meniscus is repaired if its found damaged during the arthroscopy.

Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal Repair Self Pay Surgery Package Includes:
  • Pre-admissions assessment and testing
  • Hospital charges from admission to discharge
  • Surgeon fee
  • VR Assistant Surgeon fee
  • Anaesthetist fee
  • Prosthesis
  • Medications prescribed in hospital relating to surgery
  • Pathology taken during your hospital stay
  • Follow up review with surgeon
  • Individualised recovery plan

Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal Repair at Mulgrave Private Hospital



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Knee Arthorscopy and Meniscal repair wait time in public hospitals in Australia

Public Wait Time can be up to

0 days *

The Public health system in Australia has a waiting period for Orthopaedic Surgeries - 90% of Patients waited this length of time for this procedure in the 2019/2020 calendar year.

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Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal repair - who is it for?

Who Is A Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal Repair For?

A knee arthroscopy is for patients who want to have the problems affecting their knee(s) diagnosed and addressed with minimal pain and a shorter recovery period.

What are the benefits?

A knee arthroscopy allows the surgeon to confirm the problem in a patient’s knee previously identified in MRI scans (and quite often repair the knee during the same procedure). Smaller incisions in the skin thanks to keyhole surgery results in less pain for the patient after their procedure and potentially a speedier recovery.

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.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

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Mulgrave Private Hospital

Mulgrave Private Hospital is an acute medical and surgical hospital conveniently located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

With 226 registered beds, a 24 hour Emergency Department, state of the art cardiac services and a wide range of on-site medical, surgical and allied health services, Mulgrave Private Hospital has more than 35 years’ experience
providing healthcare to our community.

Mulgrave Private Hospital is now offering Sleeve Gastrectomy, Orthopaedic, Urology and Gastric Surgery Self Pay Surgery Packages.

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Self Pay Surgeries available at Mulgrave Private Hospital



Examining the lower digestive tract



Change the appearance of the abdomen

ACL + Meniscal Repair


Reconstruction of the ACL and suturing of torn meniscus

ACL Reconstruction


Reconstruction of a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament



BPH therapy for extra prostate tissue

Breast Reduction


An operation to reduce the size of breasts



Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin

Cystoscopy Flexible


Examination and biopsy of bladder via flexible cystoscope

Cystoscopy Rigid


Examination and biopsy of bladder via rigid cystoscope

Discectomy Level 1


An operation on the spine in the lower back.

Discectomy Level 2


An operation on the spine in the lower back.

Gas & Colonoscopy together


When you need both colonoscopy and gastroscopy



Examining the upper digestive tract with a camera



Remove severe haemorrhoids which are also known as piles.



To repair and strengthen the abdomen wall.

Hip Replacement


Replace damaged cartilage & bone tissue of the hip

Knee Arthroscopy


Keyhole surgery to diagnose problems in the knee

Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal Repair


Repair of damaged tissue and suturing torn meniscus

Knee Replacement


Replacement of damaged cartilage and knee tissue



Enlarges your spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure

Laminectomy Level 2


Enlarges your spinal canal via 2 discs to relieve nerve pressure

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


also known as gallstone removal surgery.

Mole Removal


Remove moles or skin lesions found on or just below your skin.

Robotic Prostatectomy


The surgical removal of the prostate with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

Shoulder Arthroscopy and Rotator Cuff Repair


Keyhole surgery to fix tendons/muscles in shoulder

Shoulder Replacement


Replacement of damaged bone tissue of the shoulder

Shoulder Stabilisation with Labral Repair


Tighten ligaments and re-attach labrum

Sleeve Gastrectomy


Weight loss option removing part of the stomach

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Transurethral Resection of A Bladder Tumour


(TURBT) diagnose & treat early stage bladder cancer

Transurethral resection of the prostate


a.k.a. TURP - a procedure for serious prostate issues.



Surgery to prevent the transfer of sperm

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