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|Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average||$3,800 - $10,400||Free Quote|
|Acl Reconstruction Surgery Cost Average||$11,000 - $30,100||Free Quote|
|Los Gatos Surgical Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Orchard Creek Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Waverley Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Community Hospital of Los Gatos||Los Gatos||Acute Care Hospital|
|El Camino Hospital||Mountain View||Acute Care Hospital|
|Spine and Sports Surgical Center||Campbell||Ortho Surgery Center|
|O'connor Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center||Santa Clara||Acute Care Hospital|
|Campus Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Saint Louise Regional Hospital||Gilroy||Acute Care Hospital|
|El Camino Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Advanced Orthopedics||San Jose||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Stanford Hospital||Stanford||Acute Care Hospital|
|Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital||Hollister||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mckee Surgery Center||San Jose||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Santa Clara Valley Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Regional Medical Center of San Jose||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Los Altos Surgery Center||Los Altos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Clinic||Los Gatos||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Saratoga Surgery Center||Saratoga||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Morgan Hill||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Hospital Drive Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa-san Jose Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Surgecenter of Palo Alto||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Montpelier Surgery Center||San Jose||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Central Medical Center||Santa Clara||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction
Arthroscopic knee surgery is an arthroscopic procedure performed through small incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope (or “scope”) is a tube that contains a camera and other surgical instruments. Surgeons use this procedure to diagnose and treat knee problems such as torn meniscus, misaligned kneecap (patella) or torn ligaments. Arthroscopic knee surgeries are performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by an orthopedic surgeon. Patients are usually able to come home the day of the surgery, typically one to two hours after the procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities after the surgery, though the timeline varies greatly depending on the severity of the issue.
Patient Preparation for Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and MRIs. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.
What to Expect During and After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
The surgery itself usually takes less than an hour, though it could take longer and depends of the severity of the problem. The preparation and recovery time may take several hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. In most cases, the procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free), though local or regional anesthetics are sometimes used. Typically, arthroscopic surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who will make a few small incisions around the kneecap. After inserting the arthroscope, the surgeon will locate the problem via a monitor attached to the camera in the scope. The surgeon will then correct the issue using the surgical tools contained in the arthroscope. After incisions are closed — using a stitch or steri-strip — your knee will be wrapped in a soft bandage.
After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.
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