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Knee surgery


We perform various kinds of knee surgery in our private hospital. The need for surgery is always assessed individually. Factors such as the patient’s age and hobbies, the physical demands of his or her profession and relevant test results are all taken into account.

A keyhole procedure is a quick and easy way of diagnosing any problems in the knee: the meniscus, the articular cartilage and the main ligaments are readily visible. Most problems can also be corrected during the same procedure. 

The most common types of knee surgery are:

  • Meniscus removal
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) surgery

For each procedure, preparations are made not only by the surgeon him- or herself but also by a physician who specializes in anesthesia and pain relief (i.e. an anesthesiologist) and a team of nurses.  We carefully assess the patient’s general physical condition as well as any individual risk factors. Learn more about the preparations for surgical procedures here.

We use modern surgical and anesthetic techniques, allowing you to leave the hospital the same day. Our surgeons treat many young athletes - some as young as ten years old - for knee injuries. Some knee injuries can be treated non-surgically.

There are several types of anesthesia and pain relief that can be used during knee surgery. Before the procedure, you will get an opportunity to discuss the various methods of pain relief with our anesthesiologist. Minor surgical procedures, such as keyhole surgery in the knee, can often be performed under local anesthetic and using intravenous pain relief.

Here at Diacor, the surgeons cooperate closely with the occupational healthcare professionals as well as with the physiotherapists. Our comprehensive healthcare network provides flexibility, allowing the patient to return to work and everyday life when he or she is ready. Together, our various professionals assess the need for sick leave, decide on the best treatment and rehabilitation and suggest ways of adapting your working environment to your needs after the procedure.

Professional physiotherapy is part of our chain of care. Active, regular and controlled rehabilitation is important. Professional guidance supports the rehabilitation process and facilitates the return to everyday life. 


Instructions

1.

Make an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon online or by calling 09 7750 800.

2.

Please bring information about your insurance and about any examinations you have had elsewhere.

3.

If you are referred to surgery, you can make an appointment for the procedure directly with the surgeon or by calling the hospital on 09 7750 8180. Before you come to the hospital, please make sure that you have an approved promissory note from your insurance company. You can schedule an appointment even if you do not yet have a promissory note.  

4.

Please read the hospital admission information and fill in the patient information form.

Expenses

Prices for the most common types of knee surgery: 
Meniscus repair starts from €2223 (under general anesthetic))
ACL repair starts from €4352

A total cost estimate is made during an appointment with the specialist who performs the procedure. The final price is determined by the materials and implants used, the duration and difficulty of the procedure, the need for additional examinations and the length of the hospital stay. 

 The Social Insurance Institution (Kela) can reimburse part of the surgeon’s and anesthesiologist's fees. The size of the reimbursement is determined by the standard rate which has been set by the Social Insurance Institution for the relevant procedure code. In practice, the reimbursement does not cover the full cost of the procedure. 

 

We have built up long-term partnerships with several insurance companies. Learn more about our insurance agreements. 


With a Diacor Hoitotili (Diacor Healthcare Account), you get opportunities for flexible payment. If you wish, you can pay your bill in instalments.

Medical centres

Hospital

Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
00180 Helsinki

Operating days are from Monday to Friday

Experts

Halinen Jyrki

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Shoulder injuries, knee injuries, sports injuries, traumas

Jansson Kim

Orthopedist

MD, Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Sport injuries, fractures, musculoskeletal disorders, shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, surgical treatment for fractures

Karhunen Janne

Orthopedist

Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Ortopedics, shoulder, knee

Kivioja Aarne

Orthopedist

MD, Docent, Specialist in Surgery and Orthopedics and Tramatology, special compentences in Traffic Medicine. Health consequences of road accidents and other injuries, bone tumors, musculoskeletal diseases as a result of aging

Leinonen Jukka

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Knee injuries, knee pain, knee arthroscopy, upper limb pain, neck pain, lower back pain, hip pain, ankle and foot injuries, ankle and foot pain

Lindahl Jan

Orthopedist, Sport Physician

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Sport Physician. Arthroscopic knee surgery, ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, multi-ligament knee reconstruction, MPFL reconstruction, meniscal repair, surgical correction of lower-limb deformities, ankle surgery, pelvic surgery

Linko Eric

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology and Surgery. Musculoskeletal traumas, knee arthroscopy, sports injuries, joint injuries (especially knee)

Luga Hillar

Orthopedist

Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology and Surgery. Shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, traumas, intervertebral disc surgery

Moilanen Ilkka

Orthopedist

Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Shoulder arthroscopy, knee surgery, ankle surgery

Pippingsköld Peter

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Sports injuries, knee disorders, back disorders

Samooja Kimmo

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology and Surgery

Silvennoinen Timo

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology and Surgery, special competence in Rheuma-Orthopedics. Joint replacement surgery, rheuma surgery, foot surgery

Syvähuoko Ismo

Orthopedist

Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology and Surgery. Sports surgery, knee surgery

Vitikainen Antti

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology and Surgery, special competence in Insurance Medicine. Traumas, musculoskeletal disorders, same-day surgical procedures, knee arthroscopies

Voutilainen Nina

Orthopedist

MD, Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Musculoskeletal diseases, knee disorders and injuries, shoulder disorders and injuries, sports injuries, adolescents' connective tissue diseases and injuries, shoulder surgery, knee surgery