Knee replacement at Spire Leicester Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,535

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

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?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

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

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Leicester

Spire Leicester 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 much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Leicester Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £13,535.

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.

You can trust Spire Leicester Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire Leicester

At Spire Leicester, 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

We're located seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6. We are a 15 minute cab ride from Leicester railway station. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

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

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 back in one of our private rooms where you'll have easy access to the nurse call system. Your room will have many of the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home, including:

  • TV/Radio
  • Telephone and WiFi
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wardrobe space and a small locker
  • Armchair

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

2–5 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

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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