Knee Arthroscopy Cost In Malaysia

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Knee Arthroscopy cost in Malaysia is between USD 1800 to USD 2200. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 2 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that deals with the diagnoses and treatment plan for the pain in the knee joint area. The procedure involves the insertion of a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the knee joint, which displays pictures on a video monitor. As the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, the surgeon can use very small incisions, rather than the larger incision needed for open surgery.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Knee Arthroscopy includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost [CBC blood tests, EKG, Urinalysis, etc.]

  • Procedure cost

  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)

  • Medicine cost 

  • Patient's hospital stay

Factors affecting cost of Knee Arthroscopy

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)

  • The severity of the disease

  • Post-surgical complications if happens (such as Infection, Thrombophlebitis (clots in a vein), Artery damage, Excessive bleeding, etc., may happen)

  • Cost of Blood products (if required)

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Knee Arthroscopy in Malaysia

Listing approximate price of Knee Arthroscopy and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Knee Arthroscopy USD 1600 to USD 2400
Knee Replacement Surgery USD 7520 to USD 11280
ACL Reconstruction USD 4400 to USD 6600
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction USD 4480 to USD 6720
Revision ACL Reconstruction Surgery USD 5600 to USD 8400

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Knee Arthroscopy.

What are the tests included before Knee arthroscopy treatment and its cost?

Your doctor will recommend tests before Knee arthroscopy treatment, including CBC blood tests, EKG, AND Urinalysis. The treatment package contains the cost of the tests too.

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

When the patient is in the hospital, the pharmacy and prescription expenses are included in the package. However, if the patient purchases drugs outside of the hospital, they are not included in the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the Knee arthroscopy treatment?

Arthroscopic surgery is an outpatient treatment, which means that most patients may go home the same day. The actual operation takes 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the intricacy of your issue. Within one week of your knee arthroscopy, you should make an appointment with your surgeon.

How much does Knee Arthroscopy cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Knee Arthroscopy in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 800 to USD 1200
  • Turkey USD 1600 to USD 2400
  • Thailand USD 4000 to USD 6000
  • Germany USD 3760 to USD 5640
  • Israel USD 4400 to USD 6600
  • Singapore USD 7200 to USD 10800

List of Centers for Knee Arthroscopy in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Knee Arthroscopy are:

Doctors for Knee Arthroscopy in Malaysia

The right doctor to consult for Knee Arthroscopy is an Orthopaedic Surgeon along with a Physiotherapist.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Chin Chee Howe

Dr. Chin Chee Howe

Consultant, 36 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala LumpurLocation

Sports Medicine General Orthopaedic Knee surgery Hip surgery

Mr. K. Parameshwaran

Mr. K. Parameshwaran

Consultant, 35 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Spine Surgeon and Orthopaedics.

Dr. Abdul Wahab Abdul Ghani

Dr. Abdul Wahab Abdul Ghani

Associate Professor, 34 years of experience

KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, AmpangLocation

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ezlan Merican

Dr. Ezlan Merican

Consultant, 33 years of experience

Pantai Hospital, AmpangLocation

Joint issues Joint replacement Arthroscopy

Dr. Gobinder Singh

Dr. Gobinder Singh

Consultant, 45 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Joint replacement Joint reconstruction Joint preservation Arthroscopic surgery Fractures/trauma Sports medicine Osteoporosis

Dr. Kok Choong Seng

Dr. Kok Choong Seng

Consultant, 34 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Arthroscopic knee surgery Ligament reconstruction Cartilage resurfacing Meniscus repairs Sports injury

Dr. Mahmood Merican

Dr. Mahmood Merican

Consultant, 63 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Trauma surgery Spine surgery Knee injury Sports injury Fractured bones

Dr. Reza Ng Ching Soong

Dr. Reza Ng Ching Soong

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Knee surgery Shoulder surgery Sports injuries

Dr. Sharifah Roohi

Dr. Sharifah Roohi

Consultant, 49 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Arthroplasty (small joint replacement surgery) Arthroscopy Hand surgery Microsurgery

Dr. Yeoh Poh Hong

Dr. Yeoh Poh Hong

Consultant, 48 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Trauma surgery Knee surgery Joint surgery Spine surgery Sports injury Torn ligament

Dr. Deepak Singh

Dr. Deepak Singh

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Prince Court Medical Centre, MalaysiaLocation

Spine Surgery

Dr. Amir Adham Ahmad

Dr. Amir Adham Ahmad

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Prince Court Medical Centre, MalaysiaLocation

Complex Trauma and Reconstruction Surgeries

Dr Jamaludin Mohamad

Dr Jamaludin Mohamad

Senior Consultant, 35 years of experience

Pantai Hospital PenangLocation

Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery and Arthroscopy.

Mr Lee Foo Hoon

Mr Lee Foo Hoon

Senior Consultant, 30 years of experience

Pantai Hospital PenangLocation

Arthroplasty, Sports Injury, Trauma, Pediatric orthopaedic surgery and Hand surgery

Dato Dr Anuar Bin Onah DSIS

Dato Dr Anuar Bin Onah DSIS

Senior Consultant, 28 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Joint Disorders, Joint Injuries, Joint Pain, Sports Injuries, Trauma.

Dr Chan Kin Yuen

Dr Chan Kin Yuen

Senior Consultant, 30 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Hip Osteoarthritis, Joint Injuries, Knee Injuries and Disorders, Knee Osteoarthritis, Repetitive Strain Injury, Shoulder Injuries and Disorders.

Dato Dr Vemalanathan Arulanandam DSPJ PJM

Dato Dr Vemalanathan Arulanandam DSPJ PJM

Senior Consultant, 45 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Hip surgery, Knee arthroplasty revision surgery, Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) and Rotator cuff repair.

Dr Lee Chee Kuan

Dr Lee Chee Kuan

Consultant, 17 years of experience

ParkCity Medical Centre, Kuala LumpurLocation

Total Knee Replacement, Total / Partial Hip Replacement, Arthroscopy Procedures on Shoulder and Knee Joint: ACL/PCL Reconstruction, Meniscus Repair, Chondroplasty, Fractures Fixation Excision of Swelling, Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Fingers release, Intra-articular Knee and Shoulder Injection, and Reduction of Dislocated Joint

Dato’ Dr Rashdeen Fazwi B Muhammad Nawawi

Dato’ Dr Rashdeen Fazwi B Muhammad Nawawi

Consultant, 18 years of experience

ParkCity Medical Centre, Kuala LumpurLocation

Carpal tunnel release, Excision, Fracture fixation, Microsurgery, Reconstructive surgery, and Soft tissue repair

Dato’ Dr Shahrulazua Bin Ahmad

Dato’ Dr Shahrulazua Bin Ahmad

Consultant, 25 years of experience

ParkCity Medical Centre, Kuala LumpurLocation

Advanced arthroscopy procedures and multi-ligamentous reconstruction of the knee, Arthroscopy of small joints, Arthroscopic assisted PCL repair, Acromioplasty, arthroscopic Bankart / Cuff repair, Advanced musculoskeletal trauma procedures-complex pelvic and acetabular fractures, complex malunited neglected fractures and dislocations, and Correction of complex deformities, bone transport/lengthening.

Success Rate

The success rate is high and varies between 85-90%. Possible risks of Knee Arthroscopy, may include Infection, Blood clots, Knee stiffness, Accumulation of blood in the knee, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Knee Arthroscopy

Before the Procedure (6 Questions):

Arthroscopic knee surgery may be a treatment option for certain types of knee pain. Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure that involves inserting a small camera inside the joint.

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after this surgery. If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery

Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.

Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery because some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Excessive pain in the knee following arthroscopic surgery is usually due to overactivity or spending too much time on your feet before the thigh muscles have been adequately strengthened. Excessive swelling can also cause pain in the knee. It is normal for the knee to be sore and swollen following arthroscopy.

Knee arthroscopy is the surgery is being used for treating and diagnosing the problems in the knee joint, during the surgery a very small incision is being made and a tiny camera is being inserted in your knees to for visualizing the inner side of the screen.

Yes, it is definitely worth getting a knee arthroscopy surgery, this surgery is being recommended to all people who have some degenerative knee disease.

Patients who are having knee pain or limited knee function are the candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery, most of the patient who are having knee injury or degeneration they can get relief through the non-operative treatment.

During the Procedure (5 Questions):

It usually lasts for about less than an hour.

Your surgeon will tell you all the instructions which you have to follow before surgery and which includes fasting for six hours before the surgery. If you are taking any medications you should inform the doctor about it.

Knee arthroscopic surgery will take around one hour to complete.

Usually spinal anesthesia is given, a painkiller medicine is being injected into the space in your spine, you will be awake during the procedure but you will not be able to feel anything below your waist region. In some case general anaesthesia is also given which will make you asleep and pain free during the procedure.

During the knee arthroscopy procedure surgeon will make  few small incision or cut in your knees. Sterile water or salt is being pumped up for expanding your knees which makes easier to visualize the inner side of the joint. Through one end arthroscope is being entered and the surgeon will look around in your joint and in the operating room surgeon can see the images which is produced by the camera on the computer. When the defect is seen then the surgeon insert a small tool in the incision to correct it and after surgery the surgeon drains saline from the joint and then closes the cut.

Post the Procedure (12 Questions):

The patient is advised to resume contact sport NOT before 6 months of the surgery.

A person can start community walking within 2 weeks and can climb the stairs after 4-5 days and driving after 4-6 weeks.

It is not mandatory but if the patient is willing for physiotherapy He/She can take it for 2-3 weeks post-surgery.

The recovery period after knee arthroscopy surgery depends on the patient and his or her condition. In most cases, patients can return to office work within a week and much return to a more active and normal lifestyle within one to two months.

Immediately after surgery, if your pain is minimal when walking then the use of crutches or a walker is not required.

Once more comfortable, most people are able to walk with a minimal limp within one or two weeks after surgery. Most patients realize a benefit from arthroscopic knee surgery within 4 to 6 weeks.

You are encouraged to bend and straighten your knee as much as pain allows immediately after standard knee arthroscopy.

Remember, however, that your knee may be swollen and full-motion may be difficult for the first few days.

Some of the risks of the procedure includes bleeding inside the knee joint, formation of blood clot n leg, infection inside the joint, stiffness in knee and injury or damage to the cartilage, ligaments, blood vessels and nerve

For the first seven days after the procedure you have to keep your legs elevated and you have to apply ice on it to reduce pain and swelling.  Your doctor will prescribe you the exercise regimen which you have to follow for recovering, the exercise are necessary for strengthening the muscles.

It will take around six weeks to recover completely from surgery, if the damaged tissue is being repaired then the recovery will take longer time. You have to also limit your activity till your knee is strengthened and becomes back to normal.

Yes, you can walk after 4 to 6 weeks after knee arthroscopy surgery, when you are comfortable you can walk with minimum lump within one to two weeks after surgery.

Within three to five days after surgery you can go back to work it will take around two weeks till the knees have healed completely. For some heavy work it will take around four to six weeks to recover.

For the first 3 days, keep the dressings clean and dry. After that you can take bath but don’t soak the incision in water keep it dry.

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