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|Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average||$2,550 - $6,900||Free Quote|
|Acl Reconstruction Surgery Cost Average||$7,300 - $20,000||Free Quote|
|Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center V||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Southwest General Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Southcross Surgical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Alamo Ambulatory Surgical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - City Centre||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Northeast Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center||Live Oak||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Connally Memorial Medical Center||Floresville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Nix Medical Center||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|New Braunfels Surgical Center||New Braunfels||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Northeast Baptist Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Guadalupe Valley Hospital||Seguin||Acute Care Hospital|
|Medina Community Hospital||Hondo||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital|
|The Center for Special Surgery @ TCA||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital Northwest||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Orthopaedic Surgery Center of San Antonio||San Antonio||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Medical Center Orthopaedics||San Antonio||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Alamo Heights Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Texas Surgical Center||Seguin||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Pasteur Plaza Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Christus Santa Rosa Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Central Texas Bone and Joint Center||Pleasanton||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Interventional Surgical Care||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|The Spine Hospital of South Texas||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|New Braunfels Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine||New Braunfels||Ortho Surgery Center|
|American Surgery Centers of South Texas||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Mckenna Memorial Hospital||New Braunfels||Acute Care Hospital|
|South Texas Regional Medical Center||Jourdanton||Acute Care Hospital|
|University Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mckenna Ambulatory Surigical Center||New Braunfels||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Texsan Heart Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Methodist Hospital||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Specialty Surgery Center||San Antonio||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Baptist Medical Center||San Antonio||Acute Care Hospital|
|Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center North Central||San Antonio||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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