Knee arthroscopy surgery at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,345

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral Hospital, we use knee arthroscopy to investigate and treat knee pain and injuries. This includes anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and other ligament injuries, cartilage damage, meniscal (meniscus) tear and osteoarthritis.

Knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery, which uses an arthroscope (a thin, flexible, telescopic instrument) to investigate or 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?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

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 Murrayfield Wirral

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral, we can offer you a choice of expert orthopaedic surgeons who are committed to providing high-quality treatments and care that's personalised to you. We also offer fast diagnosis and treatment without the wait in our clean, modern facilities.

How much does Knee arthroscopy surgery cost at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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 Fees
Initial consultation £160
Treatment £2,185
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,345
Monthly treatment price

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

£101
Representative example
Loan amount £1,685
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £1,814
Knee arthroscopy surgery (multiple operations) Fees
Initial consultation £160
Treatment £2,940
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,100
Monthly treatment price

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

£112
Representative example
Loan amount £2,440
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,688

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 Murrayfield Hospital Wirral 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 Murrayfield Wirral

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral, 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 – your surgeon makes small holes in your bones to stimulate cartilage growth.

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

Preparing for knee arthroscopy at Spire Murrayfield Wirral

Getting here

We’re situated close to the M53, and you can also reach us by taking the train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 13 consultation rooms. All of our rooms are accessible, so there’s no need to worry about stairs if your knee is very painful.

If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, your consultant will do the following before a knee arthroscopy:

  • Discuss what may have happened to cause your symptoms (eg a sports injury or fall)
  • Ask about your medical history
  • They may recommend using our advanced scanning, imaging and diagnostic technologies to look at your knee to help understand the cause of your pain or mobility issues

Your consultations give you an opportunity to discuss your needs and expectations from your surgery. We can then outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you.

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

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge or restaurant while you have your operation.

Q & A

Jeremy Jarratt, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee arthroscopy surgery

Knee arthroscopy: your recovery

It’s common to experience some pain or discomfort, but rest assured that we have a dedicated healthcare team who’ll be able to provide pain relief medication and ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. You shouldn't feel as much pain after an arthroscopy than with traditional surgery, and how long this lasts depends on:

  • Your condition or injury
  • What treatment (if any) you had
  • If you have an ongoing knee disease or injury needing further treatment

After your surgery, your consultant will discuss how your investigation/treatment went, and any future procedures you may benefit from. Typically, you’ll be able to go home later the same day or the day after your knee arthroscopy.

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

As well as being close to the M53, you can also reach us by taking the train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 17 miles from the hospital.

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 8.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Sunday: closed, except for visitors

Find us on Google maps

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral,

Holmwood Drive
Thingwall
Wirral
Merseyside
CH61 1AU

Main Switchboard:  0151 648 7000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0151 929 5408

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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