Knee Arthroscopy

This is done by inserting a camera into your knee by way of small incisions in the skin. This helps your surgeon in diagnosing problems including arthritis, ligament damage, and torn cartilage. Your surgeon can also treat some of these conditions during the same operation.

Is knee arthroscopy right for me?

If you have a torn cartilage, loose body or have damaged your joint surface. If you are having problems with your knee giving way and locking. If treatments such as physiotherapy and exercise have not helped then your surgeon may suggest knee arthroscopy to treat your symptoms.

Knee arthroscopy is a safe procedure that allows most patients to return to normal activities.

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Gareth Stables

Cheshire Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Gareth Stables, is a fully UK trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery. Gareth has the highest qualifications possible for an orthopaedic surgeon in the UK, FRCS (T&O), and is on the GMC specialist register for Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery.

Gareth specialises in; keyhole or knee arthroscopy surgery, ligament reconstruction surgery, knee osteotomy and knee replacement surgery. He has over 15 years of experience in the field having qualified with a commendation in 1998 from the University of Liverpool Medical School.

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