Private knee replacement Sutton Coldfield

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,315

At Spire Little Aston 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
    2–3 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
  • 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 Little Aston

At Spire Little Aston, we provide comprehensive orthopaedic (bone and muscle) treatment and care from our comfortable private hospital in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham city centre. 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 to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 0121 353 2444.

Choose Spire Little Aston Hospital Spire Little Aston if you live in the Midlands or nearby, including Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, and Tamworth.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Little Aston 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 £140
Treatment £12,175
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,315
Monthly treatment price

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

£274
Representative example
Loan amount £10,925
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,152

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 Little Aston 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 Little Aston

At Spire Little Aston, we have wide experience of 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:

  • Minimally invasive knee replacement – intended to improve recovery time and reduce scarring
  • iASSIST Knee System – a surgical guidance system designed to improve the accuracy and alignment of total knee replacement surgery
  • Signature Personalised Patient Care – 3D MRI scans and custom made alignment guides help your surgeon align and position your new knee joint
  • Mako robotic arm assisted surgery – a robotic arm enables a high degree of accuracy and precision when placing implants; discover robotic-arm assisted knee replacement surgery with Mako™
  • 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

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

Discover the next generation of knee surgery with Mako™

Precision surgery at Spire Little Aston Hospital offering Mako™ assisted knee surgery.

Suffering from knee pain?

Call 0121 756 5069 to book a free mini appointment with an Orthopaedic Consultant

We are now offering a free 10-minute mini consultation where you will have the opportunity to discuss your symptoms and get expert advice on treatment options. A limited number of free appointments are available and are very popular so please book now to avoid disappointment.

 

Mini consultations are an opportunity to ask any questions you have about surgery and are not a formal outpatient consultation. If you wish to proceed to surgery or your consultant suggests that further treatment may be necessary, a full outpatient appointment will be required to assess your suitability for surgery/treatment. Patients booking a full outpatient consultation at any time after receiving a free mini consultation will be offered 10% off the full price of a full consultation.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Little Aston

Finding us

You can find us just to the north of Sutton Coldfield. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Birmingham New Street is the nearest mainline station to Spire Little Aston Hospital. The M6, M5, and M42 are all nearby and 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 20 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 three days. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright, private en-suite rooms which has a locked space for your belongings 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

Visit our knee replacement 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 your operation, you’ll begin recovery in your private room. Your room will have:

• Armchair
• En-suite
• Patient information booklet
• Telephone
• TV
• Window

You’ll have support from our nursing team, who can provide pain relief to help manage any discomfort after your knee replacement 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

2–3 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

  • 2–3 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 Little Aston we serve Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands, including Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and Lichfield.

Choose your knee replacement 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.

How to get to us

You can find us just to the north of Sutton Coldfield, in the rural area between the villages of Mere Green and Aldridge. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre and our main motorway links are the M6, M5 and M42.

We’re just a short taxi ride from Blake Street Rail Station on the Birmingham to Lichfield line.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Little Aston Hospital,

Little Aston Hall Drive
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3UP

Main Switchboard:  0121 353 2444

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0121 580 7119

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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