Arthroscopy of the knee

Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common operations performed around the knee. It is normally a daycase procedure involving a general anaesthetic to inspect the knee internally with a camera and deal with torn cartilages (meniscal problems) damage to the bearing surface of the knee early wear and loose bodies. Other more complex procedures are also carried out using key hole arthropscopic surgery such as cartilage repair and ligament reconstruction

Following a knee arthroscopy you can normally walk on the leg straight away, it is sore and swollen for around 2 weeks and most people can return to work and driving by around 4 weeks.