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Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

(Private Knee arthroscopy abroad, Meniscus repair surgery; Knee surgery abroad)

If you recently have experienced a knee injury (i.a. meniscus tear), we would encourage you to consider a private knee arthroscopy surgery in Poland. In our private, modern hospital, we perform knee surgeries as well as provide physical therapy packages. Deciding on private knee arthroscopy abroad you can benefit from no waiting lists and affordable rates – not comprising on quality or expertise. Our main knee surgeon used to be an orthopaedical consultant for the national Polish handball team, hence he is experienced with the most demanding athletes requirements. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the private knee arthroscopy abroad. We are here to assist you on your way to a successful recovery.

Quick facts

Benefits full recovery, detailed diagnosis
Anesthesia spinal
Stay in Poland – Basic Package 3 days
Stay in Poland – Comfort Package 7 days
Package airport pick-up, consultation, aneasthesication, surgery, post-op visit
Follow up next day, 3 days, 10 days stitches removal, 6 weeks after surgery, then if needed
Back to work time (office) 2 weeks
Full recovery time 8-12 weeks with rehabilitation
Driving 2 weeks
Approximate Package cost starts from 1000 GBP

a) Expected results, benefits of undergoing a knee arthroscopy abroad:

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Results may vary depending on the level of injury and the age of the Patient. With young, generally fit people, the arthroscopic knee surgery has a really high efficiency, helping to get back to full physical activity in a relatively short time. In cases with extensive injuries and bad health condition, you should expect slower recovery.. Nevertheless, this is a very safe and most popular way to treat knee injuries or perform extended knee diagnostics.

b) About the knee arthroscopy in Poland procedure

Knee arthroscopy is a procedure where the doctor inserts a small camera and operating arthroscopic tools to your knee, through small cuts. It gives a clear view what happens inside the knee joint, what is a diagnosis and helps to treat it. It is a very effective and safe procedure among knee treatments; more than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed every year, due to American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine information.  In this kind of surgery you will definitely need an anaesthesia, but after discussion with the doctor, you will both decide, taking into consideration health and other factors, which kind will be most suitable: general, local or regional (spinal). In spinal anaesthesia a medicine is injected into space in your spine, you will not feel anything from the waist down, but will stay conscious. This aneasthesication type is most common among the knee arthroscopies performed in Poland.

c) Treatment Schedule during your knee arthroscopy abroad

On the day of your knee arthroscopy, you will be asked not to drink or eat anything 6-12 hours before the surgery. You will be given an anaesthesia (local, regional or general). If you will stay conscious and will be able to track the surgery on the monitor. Small cuts will be made to get into your knee, then sterile salt water will be pumped to expand it and to get better visibility. The arthroscope enters through one of the cuts to locate a problem, later other tools may be inserted into incisions to repair the issue. After the procedure, all of the saline will be drained out and cuts will be closed with stitches. The whole procedure usually lasts for one to two hours.

d) Potential side effects of the knee arhtroscopy abroad

What are the side effects of knee arthroscopy in Poland?

Although the procedure is considered as safe and complications occur infrequently, there is always a small risk that any of following may appear:

  • infection (if you feel fever, chills, increased pain, significant swelling it may be a signal of an infection)
  • blood clots
  • accumulation of blood in the knee
  • injury of a nerve
  • stiffness

Also, a general anaesthesia may cause risks like allergic reactions or breathing problems.

e) Full Recovery Time after the Knee Arthroscopy abroad:

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The level of the knee recovery after arthroscopy depends on the issue treated, the general health condition of the patient, age and commitment to physical rehabilitation. Coming back to full activity is fast in most cases, although you will need crutches for the first phase of convalescence.  You may also need some painkillers at the beginning. If your procedure was more complex, parts of the joint were repaired or reconstructed, you may need a knee brace and crutches for several weeks than the full recovery may take up to 6 months.

 

2. Patient’s preparation to a knee arthroscopy abroad

How to prepare for traveling for a knee arthroscopy abroad?

The surgeon will explain to you how to behave before, during and after knee arthroscopy in Poland, probably he will ask you to stop smoking – it increases a risk of getting a wound infection, and also may slow down your recovery or even lead to complications.  You may be asked to wear compression stocking – they prevent from blood clots in your legs. You may receive an anticlotting injection instead. If you will have a general anaesthesia, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything for about six hours before your surgery. Very important is to follow the rules to stop taking medicines that rarefy your blood (like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) during two weeks before surgery. You should not drink alcohol before the procedure. If you have any illness, like cold or fever, it may also influence your possibility to get the surgery. To plan your procedure properly, your orthopaedic surgeon may arrange some tests like blood counts, electrocardiogram EKG or MRI.

 

3. Qualification and Diagnostics before the knee arthroscopy abroad

Before making a decision about knee arthroscopy in Poland your Doctor will probably make a former careful examination, checking if you had any recent injuries, where you feel pain and other symptoms, usually he will make some extra tests like blood tests, X-Ray, Ultrasound or MRI scan.
How it works in EuroTreatMed:
If you have a set of necessary medical documentation, it is possible to qualify you for the procedure during online consultations with our Doctor. Otherwise, you will need to come before the weekend (on Thursday) in order to undergo an MRI and X-Ray, as well as blood tests and a pre-surgery consultation. For the online- qualification you will need to prepare:

  • Knee MRI (not older than 6 months),
  • Knee X-Ray

Before the knee arthroscopic surgery in Poland:

  • blood group (original document with current personal data – not older than 14 days)
  • blood count (not older than 14 days)
  • coagulology (APTT, INR) (not older than 14 days)
  • electrolytes (Na, K) (not older than 14 days)
  • glucose level  (not older than 14 days)
  • urinalysis (not older than 14 days)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!

4. Do I need the knee arthroscopy surgery?

Arthroscopy is a diagnostic procedure itself, but there are several indications that may directly indicate the need of submitting the surgery if other treatment methods such as resting, physiotherapy, injections and medicines are not leading to relief. Some of those are knee joints injuries, instability in movements, fractures inside the joint, degenerative changes, rheumatoid arthritis or tumours.

 

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Who will be performing the Knee Arthroscopy in Poland?

MD PhD Mateusz Hanslik
ACL surgery in Poland

Mateusz Hanslik has completed two six-year full-time programs: medicine and … philosophy.
In the past, he was a physician of the national team of handball players, with whom he achieved a historic success for Poland in this sport – 4th place during the World Championships. He was also a doctor of the Polish Men’s National Team in ice hockey, and now he looks after the staff as a consultant.
Mateusz Hanslik got his broad knowgledge and experience, among others thanks to numerous internships: Observership – foot surgery – Kantonkrankenhaus Winterthur, Switzerland; Efort Trafelling Fellowship – Bergen Haukeland Hospital, Norway; Clinical Fellowship -Orthopedic Department, Clinic Leopold, Bruxelles, Belgium; Effort trafelling fellowship – Marseilles, Nice; France. Synthes Observership Program – Department of Trauma and Sports Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria; Clinical Fellowship – Clinic for Kinder and Jugendchirurgie, Graz, Austria, Clinical Fellowship – Department of Hand Surgery, Szczecin, Poland; HOPE Exchange Program, Barcelona, Spain; Asklepios Harzklinik Herbert-Nieper Krankenhaus Goslar, Germany.

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