Knee arthroscopy surgery at Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

Inclusive treatment and care from £3,200

At Spire Regency Hospital, we offer knee arthroscopy for a wide range of knee problems including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and other ligament injuries, cartilage damage, meniscal (meniscus) tear, osteoarthritis and investigating knee pain.

This is a keyhole procedure which uses an arthroscope - a thin, flexible, telescopic instrument for looking at joints.

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?

  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • 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 Regency

At Spire Regency, our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can offer you a treatment and care plan that's personalised 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 diagnosis to treatment time and easy booking with appointment times to suit you.

How much does Knee arthroscopy surgery cost at Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

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 £150
Treatment £3,050
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,200
Monthly treatment price

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

£152
Representative example
Loan amount £2,550
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,736
Knee arthroscopy surgery (multiple operations) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £3,550
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,700
Monthly treatment price

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

£182
Representative example
Loan amount £3,050
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,276

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 Regency Hospital Macclesfield 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 Regency

At Spire Regency, 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 – where they make 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 Regency

Finding us

We’re located just five minutes away from Macclesfield town centre and Macclesfield station, with free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

All of our 10 consultation rooms are located on the ground floor, meaning you shouldn’t have any difficulty if your knee problems are affecting your mobility. Your consultations provide you with a space to talk openly about your needs and hopes for your operation. Your consultant will ensure you’re being offered the best treatment for you. If you don’t currently have a diagnosis your consultant will do the following:

  • 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 scanning, imaging and diagnostic technologies to look at your knee to help understand the cause of your pain or mobility issues

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 restaurant or your room while you have your operation.

Q & A

Jeremy Jarratt, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee arthroscopy surgery

Knee arthroscopy: your recovery

After your operation, you may go home on the same day or the following day, depending on the time of your surgery. Your consultant may also explain to you what’s been found and whether they recommend further treatment.

Although there’s less pain after an arthroscopy than with traditional surgery, you’re likely to feel discomfort once the anaesthetic wears off. How long this lasts will depend on:

  • The cause of your knee pain
  • Whether you had any treatment during the procedure
  • If you have an ongoing knee disease or injury needing further treatment
  • Your personal pain threshold

You’ll be given painkillers to help you manage over the following days. Your physiotherapist will also give you an exercise plan to help you get active again, plus a guide to how long your recovery will take.

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

Situated off the A537 just outside Macclesfield town centre, we're a first choice hospital for patients in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Greater Manchester.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield,

West Street
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 8DW

Main Switchboard:  01625 501150

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01625 505406

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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