Arthroscopy

An arthroscopy is a form of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery used to explore and treat conditions within your joints. Most commonly it is performed on the knee or hip, but also on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist.

I have a question about arthroscopy

What is arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a form of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery used to explore and treat conditions within your joints.

Why would I have arthroscopy?

An arthroscopy might be recommended if you suffer from joint pain, stiffness, swelling, sometimes for diagnostic purposes, but also to carry out any treatment. Arthroscopy can be used to remove pieces of loose cartilage or bone, to repair damaged cartilage, or to drain excess fluid from a joint.

What happens during arthroscopy?

An arthroscopy is performed under a general anaesthetic, so you will be asleep for the procedure. Small, minor cuts are made in the area to allow your surgeon to insert an instrument called an arthroscope, which is a thin tube which has a light and a camera on the end of it. The images are sent from the arthroscope onto a screen which allows your surgeon to be able to see into the joint.

Your surgeon is also able to perform treatment if necessary, such as removing affected tissue or cartilage within the joint. The procedure usually lasts between 30-45 minutes.

An arthroscopy is usually performed as a day case procedure, which means there is no need for an overnight stay in hospital, and you will be allowed to rest and recover at home.

What is arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a form of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery used to explore and treat conditions within your joints.

Why would I have arthroscopy?

An arthroscopy might be recommended if you suffer from joint pain, stiffness, swelling, sometimes for diagnostic purposes, but also to carry out any treatment. Arthroscopy can be used to remove pieces of loose cartilage or bone, to repair damaged cartilage, or to drain excess fluid from a joint.

Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mr Neen

Daniel Neen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Neen's specialities include clavicle surgery, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery and wrist and hand surgery.

Mr Shrivastava

Raj Shrivastava

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Shrivastava's specialties include knee surgery, hip revision surgery, hip surgery, lumbar spine disorders and more.

Mr Dunnet

William Dunnet

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Dunnet's specialities include hip surgery, patella realignment and lower limb procedures.

Mr Reddy

Kumar Reddy

Associate Specialist Surgeon

Mr Reddy specialises in total hip and knee replacements, revision joint replacements, ACL reconstruction, and more.

Mr Goddard

Richard Goddard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Goddard's specialties include total knee replacement and Signature total knee replacement.

Mr Dhinsa

Baljinder Singh Dhinsa

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Singh Dhinsa's specialties include hallux valgus surgery and management of foot and ankle conditions

Mr Southgate

Crispin Southgate

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Southgate's specialties include knee surgery, hip revision surgery, hip surgery and sports injuries.

Mr Dunning

Michael Dunning

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Dunning's specialities include hallux valgus surgery, sports injuries of the foot and ankle and arthrodesis surgery.

Mr Thakral

Hemant Thakral

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Thakral's specialties include shoulder arthroscopic surgery, complex joint replacements for arthritis and trauma.

Mr Chipperfield

Alex Chipperfield

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Chipperfield's specialties include hip and knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, and more.

Mr Oliver

Matthew Oliver

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Oliver's specialties include patient specific knee replacement, enhanced recovery protocols and Dupuytrens disease.

Mr Thakur

Raman Thakur

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Thakur's specialties include hip and knee replacement, ACL reconstruction and general orthopaedics.

Mr Omar Yanni

Omar Yanni

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Yanni's specialties include knee surgery, hip revision surgery, hip surgery, soft tissue injuries and arthroscopy.

Mr Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Mark Jones is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee replacement and knee surgeries.

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