Private knee replacement Leicester

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

At Spire Leicester 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

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
  • Transparent pricing
  • 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 2023

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Leicester Hospital

Spire Leicester Hospital is a long-established private hospital providing comprehensive private knee replacement treatment and care for our patients across East Midlands and beyond. Our dedicated team of surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists will tailor a knee replacement treatment and expert aftercare plan to meet your needs so you can get the most from your operation.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 0116 2720888.

Choose Spire Leicester Hospital if you live in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, or Northamptonshire, including Leicester, Loughborough and Corby.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Leicester 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 We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £16,085
Aftercare Included
From price From £16,085
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £14,835
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £17,856

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 Leicester 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 Leicester Hospital

At Spire Leicester Hospital, we have extensive experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. All of our orthopaedic operations take place in a theatre with a laminar flow system that regulates air flow to reduce the risk of infection. Some of our consultants also offer 3D modelling of your knee, created using computer-assisted technology, to help guide them during your operation.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Leicester Hospital

Getting here

Spire Leicester Hospital is just 7 miles from junction 21 of the M1 and is easily accessible from the A47 and A6. We’re a 15 minute drive from Leicester city centre and train station, and less than an hour’s drive from East Midlands and Birmingham International Airport. Free on-site parking is available.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you'll meet your consultant in one of our 21 ground floor consultation rooms, making things easier if you find walking difficult.

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 other treatment options like physiotherapy, joint injections, or knee arthroscopy first.

During your consultation you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the treatment your consultant thinks is right for you.

Full knee replacement surgery

Watch how a knee replacement surgery takes place

Knee replacement: your procedure

You'll stay in one of our large, private, en-suite rooms which has a locker for your valuables and a TV and radio 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 surgeon and anaesthetist
  • Once in the operating department, 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
  • When your anaesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will perform your knee replacement operation

Visit our knee replacement surgery page for more information about the procedure.

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. Your room will have:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wardrobe
  • WiFi

You’ll also have easy access to the nurse call system and nurses will be able to give you pain relief to help manage any discomfort after your surgery.

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 Leicester Hospital, we serve Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire, including Leicester, Loughborough, Corby and other local areas.

Choose your Leicester-based consultant and arrange your first appointment in our modern, 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

As well as being close to the city centre, we're just seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6.

We're less than an hour's drive from Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham International airports.

We're three miles (or a 15 minute cab ride) from Leicester railway station.

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Gartree Road

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