Knee arthroscopy surgery at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £3,800

At Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, we offer knee arthroscopy for the investigation and treatment of knee pain and joint injuries, including meniscal (meniscus) tear, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, cartilage damage, ligament repair and osteoarthritis.

A knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery, which uses a thin, flexible, telescopic instrument called an arthroscope to investigate – and sometimes treat – knee problems.

Sometimes also called

  • Meniscal tear surgery
  • Cruciate ligament surgery

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    Same-day discharge or 1 night

  • Procedure duration
    30 minutes to 2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Knee arthroscopy: what to expect at Spire Hull and East Riding

At Spire Hull and East Riding, our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can offer you a treatment and care plan that's personal to you and your needs. Our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists will provide expert aftercare to help you get the most from your operation.

We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans and easy booking with appointment times to suit you. So you don’t have to wait long to find out if treatment is right for you.

How much does Knee arthroscopy surgery cost at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

It's a common procedure to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Knee arthroscopy surgery (multiple operations) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £3,650
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,800
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£145
Representative example
Loan amount £3,150
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,485

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for knee arthroscopy at Spire Hull and East Riding

At Spire Hull and East Riding, we have wide experience of performing knee arthroscopy in our high-quality facilities. The procedures offered to you will depend on your symptoms or condition. Some of our consultants perform microfracture – a technique where they make small holes in your bones to stimulate cartilage growth.

We also have four laminar flow operating theatres which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Preparing for knee arthroscopy at Spire Hull and East Riding

Getting here

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is just 15 minutes from Hull city centre, with free parking available. Public transport options are available.

Your consultations

All your consultations will take place in one of our 17 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have difficulty walking.

During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so we can examine your knee in more detail – again, all scanning rooms are on the ground floor so they're easily accessible
  • Explain what will happen during the procedure
  • Tell you about your different anaesthetic options, and help you choose the right one for you
  • Answer all your questions about your surgery

Once you and your consultant have agreed to go ahead with your knee arthroscopy, your consultant will explain your recovery plan.

Full knee arthroscopy surgery

Watch how a knee arthroscopy surgery takes place

Knee arthroscopy: your procedure

Here’s what will happen on the day of your knee arthroscopy:

  • You’ll meet your orthopaedic surgeon again and your anaesthetist
  • You’ll be given the type of anaesthetic that you’ve agreed with your consultant – either a general, when you’re asleep, or a spinal or epidural, when you’re either sedated or awake but can’t feel anything below your waist
  • Your surgeon will make two or more small incisions into your knee then pass the arthroscope – a thin, flexible, telescopic instrument with a light and a tiny video camera on the end – into your knee joint to view it
  • They'll then repair damage to cartilage or ligaments, remove loose bone fragments or scar tissue, and may take tissue samples if there’s inflammation

Q & A

Jeremy Jarratt, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee arthroscopy surgery

Knee arthroscopy: your recovery

Usually, you can go home on the same day or the following day after a knee arthroscopy. Your consultant will discuss how the investigation or treatment went and whether they recommend further surgery.

You may feel some pain once the anaesthetic wears off, but don’t worry, your healthcare team will give you painkillers to help with this. How long any pain lasts and your recovery time will depend on what your consultant needed to do during your procedure. If you’ve had any treatment, it may take longer than if you just had an investigation.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for knee arthroscopy:

Up to 1 night

Leave hospital

1–2 weeks

Return to work, depending on your job

Around 2 weeks

May be able to drive

6 weeks

Return to heavy work and sports

  • Up to 1 night


    Leave hospital

  • 1–2 weeks


    Return to work, depending on your job

  • Around 2 weeks


    May be able to drive

  • 6 weeks


    Return to heavy work and sports

How to get to us

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is just a couple of minutes drive from the Humber Bridge and 15 minutes from Hull city centre.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital,

Lowfield Road
Anlaby
East Yorkshire
HU10 7AZ

Main SwitchBoard:  01482 659471

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01482 672412

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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