Following a consultation with Mr Datta, you will be given a date for surgery.
You will be called by one of our nursing staff who will conduct a pre-assessment within 2 weeks of your surgery for blood tests and a medical examination
The surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic as a day procedure. A ‘straight forward’ knee arthroscopy takes about 20 minutes but this time will increase the more complex the problem within the knee. The knee is injected with local anaesthetic at the end of the operation – this is to help minimise post-operative pain and the incisions are closed with steristrips.
You will be seen by a physiotherapist after your surgery who will help you mobilize and you will be able to walk out of the hospital 3-4 hours after your operation. You will have post-operative physiotherapy for a few weeks after and your mobility will improve daily.
You should be able to drive again around 5-7 days after, you will need to rest for around 1-2 weeks. Your knee should be back to normal 6-8 weeks after your surgery