Arthroscopic knee surgery costs an average of $5,000 per knee. The out-of-pocket costs depend on the insurance policy and the hospital where the procedure is performed.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is done for patients with moderate to severe arthritis in their knees. It is done by creating a small incision, then inserting a narrow tube through the incision. There is a fiber-optic camera attached to the end of the tube that lets the surgeon do repairs in the least invasive way possible. Small surgical instruments are inserted to perform the joint repair. This surgery gives patients a much smaller scar and allows a shorter recovery time than other procedures.