Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

info@michaelmoss.info

Arthroscopy is a safe method of examining and treating conditions affecting the joints. Most arthroscopic procedures are carried out upon the knee joint, which because of its complexity and design, is the most commonly injured large joint in the body.

The procedure is safe and reliable in expert hands and is commonly known as minimal access surgery or keyhole surgery.

The advantages for the patient include extremely small incisions and ease of mobilisation after the procedure. This means most arthroscopic procedures can be carried out as day case and patients are able to regain a fully functioning knee fairly rapidly.

A lot of knee procedures are made possible through arthroscopy surgery. I am able to inspect all the joint surfaces and the two menisci in the joint.

Using specifically designed arthroscopic instruments and micro tools I am able to carry out complex procedures down the arthroscope. The majority of operations I perform this way are on the meniscal cartilages within the joint. Additionally surgery to the anterior cruciate ligament, which is situated in the central part of the knee joint, and repair or smoothing down of articular cartilage (which lines the surfaces of the knee) is also possible as well as complimentary cartilage repair techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect when I come to hospital?

Following your appointment with Mr Moss, his practice manager Niki Bassett will get in touch to offer you a convenient date and time for admission. Following this discussion you will have an hour-long appointment with our pre-assessment nursing/physiotherapy team. This will be to discuss medical history, medication, recovery after surgery, equipment you may need, home circumstances and any worries you may have regarding your treatment. The nurse will liaise with Mr Moss’s anaesthetist regarding your test results. If the anaesthetist is concerned about your medical history he may ask you to attend another appointment to see him in clinic.

On the day of admission you will be taken to your room by one of our receptionist team. The nurse in charge of your care will confirm your medical history and check your medication has not changed since your pre-assessment appointment. You will then be prepared for theatre. Mr Moss and his anaesthetist will see you prior to theatre to explain fully what they will be doing and consent with be obtained.

Following surgery you will continue to be looked after in your own room by the nursing and physiotherapy staff.

Mr Moss or his anaesthetist will review you on a daily ward round. You will be visited daily by our resident medical doctor who is on-call to answer any questions. You will also be visited by our pharmacist to ensure the pain medication is suitable for you.