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Knee Arthroscopy in France



If you’ve landed here then chances are you’re considering undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in France.

If that’s the case, then you’ve definitely come to the right place!

Here at France Surgery we are committed to opening up the French healthcare system to the rest of the world and making it truly accessible to people wanting to realise all the benefits that it offers.

Knee arthroscopy is one of many procedures that we can help you with and our overall aim is for you to have the best surgical experience possible.

Furthermore, with our established network of approximately 120 hospitals and more than 1,500 highly experienced medical specialists across France, you can be sure that you’ll be in the best possible care.

But what is arthroscopy?

Well, it’s a way for orthopaedic surgeons to visualise, diagnose and treat medical problems inside a joint. The term stems from the Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). So it literally means to look inside the joint.

This technique allows the surgeon to look, palpate and precisely evaluate anatomical lesions before treating them through two or three punctiform skin incisions.
Conditions that can be treated with this technique include, arthrosis, inflammatory arthritis, sports trauma, synovial tumours and torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligaments to name but a few.

How is it performed?

Although it is sometimes carried out with a local anaesthetic, knee arthroscopy usually happens under a general anaesthetic.

A small, button hole-sized incision is made to allow for the insertion of the arthroscope but two or three further incisions may be required to access other parts of the joint, or to allow access for other instruments.

Corrective knee surgery can actually be performed arthroscopically through the same incisions.

Is an overnight stay necessary?

The beauty of arthroscopic knee surgery is that most patients undergo it on an outpatient basis. This ambulatory surgery means that people often go home on the day of their surgery.

However, evaluations are made on a case-by-case basis and your surgeon may decide that an overnight stay is required. Either way, you’ll find yourself recovering from your arthroscopic knee surgery in no time and if a overnight stay is required you can be sure it will be in a top-class French clinic.

What happens after surgery?

Recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery is much faster than traditional knee surgery. However, you will still need to take things steady for the first couple of days to allow the knee to start to repair, but many patients actually leave hospital on the day of their surgery.

Why France?

Simply because you can receive world-class medical care, without the long waiting times at very affordable prices.

Furthermore, with France Surgery’s assistance, you can rest assured that you are in the safest possible hands throughout the entirety of your stay.