Private knee replacement Brentwood

An artificial knee joint is used to replace the damaged joint.

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At Spire Hartswood Hospital, we use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations to help you get the most from your knee replacement.

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

The procedure(s) listed above are examples only and may not be available at all Spire hospitals.

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2–5 days

  • Procedure duration
    1–2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?

  • Covered by health insurance?

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • 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 2023

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Spire Hartswood Hospital is a well-established provider of private orthopaedic (bone and muscle) treatments in Essex and the South East.

Our experienced team of surgeons can tailor a treatment and care plan to meet your needs. Our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists will provide expert aftercare to help you get the most from your knee replacement operation.

Free patient information event

Saturday 22 June 2024, 10am - 12pm

Are you suffering from hip or knee pain? Come along to our free patient information morning with Mr John Targett, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. You'll have the opportunity to meet our expert and discuss treatment options available to you.

Book your place today

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 01277 232525.

Choose Spire Hartswood Hospital if you live in Essex or Greater London, including Brentwood, Basildon and Romford.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Hartswood 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
Initial consultation £195
Treatment price £15,123
Aftercare Included
From price From £15,318
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £13,873
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £16,704

The price shown is the ‘from price’ (ie the minimum cost of the procedure). Please note that for some procedures the actual price you are quoted may vary significantly and can increase depending on your choice of Consultant (who is an independent practitioner and not an employee of Spire). The fees charged by Consultants and Anaesthetists are set independently and are outside the control of Spire. The price may also vary depending on the type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and your medical history.

Spire Hartswood Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price for your procedure 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 Hartswood Hospital

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, we have a wide range of experience performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We also offer some of the latest surgical techniques, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • Computer-assisted technology to create a 3D model of your knee joint before surgery
  • Personalised prosthetic joints, which are uniquely manufactured for your knee for the best possible fit
  • Laminar-flow operating theatres, which use state-of-the-art technology to keep the air clean, minimising infection risk

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Getting here

Spire Hartswood Hospital is based in peaceful grounds in Brentwood, Essex and is very easy to reach from the A12, A13, and M11. We’re just 25 miles from London Stanstead Airport, and 20 miles from Central London. Free on-site parking is available for patients and visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place in an accessible private room, so don’t worry if walking is painful before your knee replacement. 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

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for two to five days. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright, private en-suite rooms which has a locked space for your things and entertainment to keep you occupied as you start your recovery.

Here’s what will happen on the day of your knee replacement operation:

  • You’ll meet your consultant and anaesthetist
  • Your anaesthetist will administer the type of anaesthetic that you’ve agreed with your consultant – either a general, where you’re asleep, or a spinal or epidural, where you won’t feel anything below the waist
  • Once it’s taken effect, your surgeon will make an incision in your knee, move your kneecap to one side and begin fitting your artificial knee

Visit our main knee replacement page for more information.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After surgery, you’ll begin recovery in your private room. There are 36 private rooms at Spire Hartswood Hospital, all with:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • TV
  • Visitor chairs
  • WiFi access

Our nursing team will provide pain relief and ensure you’re comfortable. They’ll be around throughout your stay to ensure you have everything you need.

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

2–5 days

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

  • 2–5 days

    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 Hartswood Hospital, we serve Essex and Greater London, including Brentwood, Romford, Basildon and other local areas.

Choose your Essex-based consultant and arrange your first appointment in our modern and accessible facility.

You can learn more about our knee replacement treatment, including step-by-step surgery details, on our main knee replacement page.

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.

How to get to us

Spire Hartswood Hospital is based in quiet and peaceful grounds, just two miles from the M25 motorway and easily accessible from other major roads like the M11, A12 and A13. It is 25 miles from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles from central London.

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Spire Hartswood Hospital,

Eagle Way
CM13 3LE

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