Keyhole Knee Surgery
A knee arthroscopy is a keyhole operation whereby a telescope attached to a camera is placed inside your knee joint through a small puncture wound. Via a second puncture wound, small instruments are inserted to treat the problem inside your knee.
The wounds are sufficiently small enough not to need stitches. The wounds normally heal within a couple of weeks and subsequently fade away, hardly leaving a visible scar.
Before and After
The operation is normally performed under a light general anaesthetic but can also be performed under a spinal anaesthetic.
The operation takes approximately twenty minutes. Generally speaking the operation is performed as a day case procedure requiring a stay in hospital of approximately half a day.