Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is now a routine operation performed as a day case.  It is a “key hole” procedure performed through two small incisions either side of the knee cap. Arthroscopy can be used to treat the following conditions:

The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and takes approximately 30 minutes. At the end of the operation the knee is filled with local anaesthetic to abolish pain. The two holes are dressed and a bandage applied to the whole knee. Mr Pollock sees patients two weeks post-op to inspect the wounds and ensure recovery is on schedule. Further physiotherapy may be required.  Normally it is safe to go back to work and drive a car approximately 10 days post-op.

For more information on knee arthroscopy please click on the following link: http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/arthroscopy.html