Orthopaedic Surgery


Spire Yale (Private Only)
Anna Gizzi
01978 268 065

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Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), Oswestry (private and nhs)
Sarah Sides
01691 404 194

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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is commonly performed for treating meniscal tears and for cartilage microfracturing. The latter being used in cases of early arthritis in the knee.

After having a knee arthroscopy you will have swelling around the knee, you must allow this to settle before doing any serious exercise or excessive walking. Swelling can take anywhere from 7-15 days to completely settle. After microfracture up to 4 weeks on crutches and partially weight bearing may be needed to allow the affected area to heal.

During knee arthroscopy, a small fiberoptic camera is inserted into the joint through a small incision, about 4 mm (1/8 inch) long. Then other miniature instruments are used and the surgery is performed.

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