Knee Arthroscopy Cost In United Arab Emirates

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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

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.

List of Centers for Knee Arthroscopy in United Arab Emirates

Popular Cities in United Arab Emirates for Knee Arthroscopy are:

Leading Hospitals for Knee Arthroscopy in United Arab Emirates

Doctors for Knee Arthroscopy in United Arab Emirates

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

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Harold Vanderschmidt

Dr. Harold Vanderschmidt

Principal Consultant, 36 years of experience

Location

<p>Diagnosis and Management of Orthopedic Diseases and Injuries, Arthroscopic Surgery, Highly specialized in ACL Reconstructions, Rotator Cuff Repair, Reconstruction of Shoulder Instability, Joint Replacement Surgery</p>

Dr. Samih Tarabichi

Dr. Samih Tarabichi

Principal Consultant, 35 years of experience

Burjeel Hospital, DubaiLocation

Conservative and surgical hip treatment Tendon injury and muscle injuries Meniscus injury ACL Repair Revision of failed ACL Reconstruction Surgery Minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries

Dr. Andreas Appelt

Dr. Andreas Appelt

Principal Consultant, 30 years of experience

Location

Trauma surgeries on extremities Hand and foot surgery

Dr. Uwe Johannes Nellessen

Dr. Uwe Johannes Nellessen

Senior Consultant, 34 years of experience

Fakeeh University Hospital, DubaiLocation

Joint saving operations Joint Replacement operations Trauma surgeries

Dr. Khaled Mabruk Faraj

Dr. Khaled Mabruk Faraj

Consultant, 29 years of experience

Fakeeh University Hospital, DubaiLocation

Arthroplasty foot and ankle, Trauma, upper extremity, Pelvic reconstruction, Arthroscopic surgery and spine courses, Sports medicine and reconstructions

Dr. Hisham Abdel Baki

Dr. Hisham Abdel Baki

Senior Consultant, 34 years of experience

Location

Hip And Knee Joint Replacement Arthroscopic Treatment Of The Knee Correction Of Lower Limb Deformities

Dr. Abraham Paul

Dr. Abraham Paul

Senior Consultant, 40 years of experience

Location

Arthritis and Trauma of Extremities.

Dr. Ahmed Salah Radwan

Dr. Ahmed Salah Radwan

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital AjmanLocation

Ankle Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries, Knee surgeries, Foot surgeries

Dr. Elhusseiny Moustafa

Dr. Elhusseiny Moustafa

Senior Consultant, 35 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital AjmanLocation

Knee surgery, Arthroscopic surgery, Trauma, Sports injuries.

Dr. Pankaj Pandit

Dr. Pankaj Pandit

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital AjmanLocation

Hip surgeries, Knee surgeries, Ankle surgeries, Shoulder surgeries, Elbow surgeries, Shoulder surgeries

Dr. Karim Antoine Attara

Dr. Karim Antoine Attara

Senior Consultant, 40 years of experience

NMC Royal Hospital SharjahLocation

ACL Reconstruction, Meniscus Repair, Trauma, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery for club feet.

Dr. Mohamed Abou Koutah

Dr. Mohamed Abou Koutah

Senior Consultant, 16 years of experience

NMC Royal Hospital SharjahLocation

Meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction, Shoulder surgery, Knee surgery & Hip surgery.

Dr. Shivananda Shetty K

Dr. Shivananda Shetty K

Senior Consultant, 30 years of experience

NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Knee surgery, Hip surgery, Trauma, Sports Injuries, Arthroscopy

Dr. Binu Sasidharan Neelakantan

Dr. Binu Sasidharan Neelakantan

Consultant, 13 years of experience

NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Arthroplasty, Knee surgery, Trauma, Arthroplasty, Sports injury

Dr. H Sadashiva Somayaji

Dr. H Sadashiva Somayaji

Senior Consultant, 15 years of experience

NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Knee surgery, Arthroplasty, Trauma, Paediatrics Orthopedics, Sports Injury.

Dr. Hong Suk Kwak

Dr. Hong Suk Kwak

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital, DubaiLocation

Carpal tunnel syndrome, Arthritis, Fractures, Osteoporosis, Nerve disorders.

Dr. Mazen Daoud

Dr. Mazen Daoud

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital, DubaiLocation

Lower & Upper limb complex trauma Management, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Elbow Ligament repair and reconstruction, Wrist and Hand surgery, Knee sport injuries, Foot surgery

Dr. Mohamed Abdurraouf Elghabrun

Dr. Mohamed Abdurraouf Elghabrun

Consultant, 50 years of experience

Canadian Specialist Hospital, DubaiLocation

Osteotomies, Arthrodesis of joints, Arthroscopy of knee joint, Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures

Dr. Imtiaz Hashmi

Dr. Imtiaz Hashmi

Consultant, 36 years of experience

Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, DubaiLocation

Minimally invasive surgery of the spine, Spinal stenosis surgeries, Primary/complex revision spine operations

Dr. Behzad Enayati

Dr. Behzad Enayati

Consultant, 12 years of experience

Iranian HospitalLocation

Treatment of stiff elbow and stiff finger, Treatment of congenital anomaly of hand, Treatment of soft tissue and bone tumors of hand, Treatment of ligament injury of upper extremity, Wrist Arthroscopy

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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