Also known as ‘Keyhole Knee Surgery’
Knee Arthroscopy Frequently Asked Questions
Knee Arthroscopy requires only a couple of small incisions rather than completely opening up your knee to perform the surgery.
The complication rate for knee arthroscopy surgery is very low. If complications do occur, they are usually minor and treated easily. Complications following Knee Arthroscopy can include, but are not limited to:
infection at your knee joint, severe knee pain and stiffness, accidental damage to the nerves around your knee joint, blood clots and accumulation of blood in your knee.
Knee arthroscopy surgery is a day case procedure so you should be able to go home the same day.
Before you go home, a physiotherapist will talk you though some exercises to get your joint moving and, recommend exercises to aid healing and your recovery. Your knee will most likely be swollen for at least a week and walking may be uncomfortable.
Your Knee Arthroscopy recovery time will be dependent upon your specific procedure and varies by patient. Mr Webb will discuss with you how long it’s likely to take to recover and give you instructions on what activities to avoid, such as lifting and sport, until you are fully recovered.