Private knee replacement Reading

Inclusive treatment and care from £11,635

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, we offer many of the latest knee replacement techniques for patients in Reading and nearby. Our personalised aftercare can help you get the most out of your treatment.

During a knee replacement operation, your consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint to relieve pain and stiffness.

Sometimes also called

  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3 days

  • Procedure duration
    1–2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Dunedin

Spire Dunedin is a well-established private hospital and we take pride in delivering a high standard of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) care to our patients in Reading and the surrounding Berkshire areas.

Our knee replacement service is provided by expert health professionals, including surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses. They’ll tailor a treatment and care plan to meet your needs and help you get back to everyday activities, pain free.

How to book

Choose Spire Dunedin Hospital if you live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, or Wiltshire, including Reading and Newbury.

To book a knee replacement, complete the enquiry form or call 0118 958 7676.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Dunedin Hospital

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Knee replacement Fees
Initial consultation £250
Treatment £11,385
Aftercare Included
Guide price £11,635
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£254
Representative example
Loan amount £10,135
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,192

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Dunedin Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire Dunedin

At Spire Dunedin, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities, including two operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Some of our consultants use 3D models of your knee, created using computer-assisted technology to help guide them during your operation.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Dunedin

Getting here

Spire Dunedin Hospital is located close to Reading town centre on the A4 Bath Road. We’re a short walk from Reading West train station and a 10 minute drive from Reading’s main station, which has direct lines to and from London. Free on-site parking is also available for all patients and visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place in one of our 15 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have difficulty walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so your consultant can examine your knee in more detail
  • Tell you about the different types of artificial knee joints – also called a prosthesis – as well as surgical methods
  • Explain about the different anaesthetic options, and help you choose the best one for you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your surgery

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with knee surgery, your physiotherapist will explain your recovery plan.

Full knee replacement surgery

Watch how a knee replacement surgery takes place

Knee replacement: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, our ward staff will show you to your room and get you settled in. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they're welcome to wait in our lounge, restaurant, or, if the weather is good, our garden, while you have your operation.

Your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be completely asleep. However, sometimes it’s preferable or necessary to have an epidural (spinal) anaesthetic, where you’re numb from the waist down. If so, your anaesthetist can give you sedatives to help you relax during the operation.

Visit our knee replacement page for more information.

During your operation

A knee replacement surgery should take no more than a couple of hours. Your consultant will make incisions and replace damaged parts of your knee joint, then close your incisions.

You’ll start your recovery back in your private room where you'll be cared for by our nurses for three days.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After surgery, you’ll begin recovery in one of our 32 large, comfortable private rooms. Your room will include homely features, like:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Guest seating
  • TV
  • Window

Our nursing team will provide pain relief to help manage any of the normal discomforts you might feel after your knee replacement.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for knee replacement surgery:

Day 1

Stand using a walking aid

Day 3

Leave hospital

1 week

Walk with a walking aid

4–6 weeks

May be able to drive

6 weeks

Walk without crutches

3 months–1 year

No more pain and swelling

2 years

Full recovery

  • Day 1


    Stand using a walking aid

  • Day 3


    Leave hospital

  • 1 week


    Walk with a walking aid

  • 4–6 weeks


    May be able to drive

  • 6 weeks


    Walk without crutches

  • 3 months–1 year


    No more pain and swelling

  • 2 years


    Full recovery

Areas served

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, we provide some of the latest surgical techniques for patients in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Wiltshire, including Reading, Newbury, and other local areas.

Choose your private knee replacement consultant to arrange your first appointment in our clean, modern facility.

You can learn more about the knee replacement procedure on our main knee replacement page.

How to get to us

A 10-minute taxi ride from Reading railway station, we provide medical care to patients in Berkshire and the Thames Valley.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Dunedin Hospital,

Bath Road
Reading
RG1 6NS

Main Switchboard:  0118 958 7676

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0118 9553563

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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