Knee replacement at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,520

At Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, we use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations and personalised aftercare 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

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2–4 days

  • Procedure duration
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Type of anaesthetic
    1–2 hours

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to expert healthcare, from consultations and diagnosis to treatment
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

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 Hull and East Riding

Just a few minutes’ drive from the Humber Bridge, we provide comprehensive private hospital care, including orthopaedic (bone and muscle) treatments, for our patients across East Yorkshire. Our dedicated team of surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists can offer you a treatment and care plan that’s personal to your needs to help you get the most from your knee replacement surgery.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Hull and East Riding 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 £150
Treatment £12,370
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,520
Monthly treatment price

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

£281
Representative example
Loan amount £11,120
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,512

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 Hull and East Riding 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 Hull and East Riding

At Spire Hull and East Riding, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We also offer some of the latest surgical innovations for knee replacement, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • iASSIST Knee System – a surgical guidance system designed to improve the accuracy and alignment of total knee replacement surgery
  • NAVIO Surgical System – an advanced robot assisted system that helps to limit the amount of healthy tissue removed
  • Signature Personalised Patient Care – 3D MRI scans and custom made alignment guides help your surgeon align and position your new knee joint
  • ConforMis Personalised prosthetic joints, which are custom-made for your knee for the best possible fit – your consultant will discuss the different prosthesis options with you
  • Mako robotic arm assisted surgery – a robotic arm enables a high degree of accuracy and precision when placing implants
  • Computer-assisted technology to create a 3D model of your knee joint to assist your surgeon during the operation

We also have four laminar flow operating theatres, which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Hull and East Riding

Getting here

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the Humber Bridge and 15 minutes from Hull and East Riding city centre. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors. Public transport options are available.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 17 consultation rooms. All of our rooms are accessible, making things easier if you find walking difficult prior to knee replacement.

Our dedicated orthopaedic consultants specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal (bone and muscle) conditions. Here’s what will happen before your treatment:

  • If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, your consultant may recommend our advanced scanning, imaging and diagnostic technologies to look at your knee and help them understand the cause of your pain or mobility problems
  • Once you’ve been diagnosed or if you have a referral, your consultant will then discuss treatment options with you
  • Before recommending a knee replacement, they may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections or knee arthroscopy first

Your consultations give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations, needs and desires. Your consultant will then be able to outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you.

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 four 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 surgery team 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

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After your operation, you’ll start your recovery in one of our 34 private rooms. You’ll have all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home while you recover with us, including:

  • TV with Freeview channels
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • En-suite

Our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any pain from the surgery. Everyone experiences pain differently and they’ll make sure you’re comfortable and 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:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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Day 1

Stand using a walking aid

2–4 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

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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