Airedale Knee Clinic

Barny Hopton Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 01274 550607

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy or’ keyhole surgery’ is a surgical procedure where two small incisions are made over the knee joint in order for the surgeon to insert an arthroscope. The scope is connected to a camera allowing the surgeon to inspect the knee joint and carry out procedures through it.

Arthroscopy can be used to carry out a number of procedures such as trimming or repairing torn cartilages (menisci) in the knee or the removal of loose bodies (debris).

As the procedure involves small incisions patients are only in hospital for the day. You will be discharged wearing a bandage around the knee for 48 hours and will be walking unaided. Patients are instructed to wear a double layer tubigrip for 2 weeks post op and the stitches will dissolve.

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