Private knee replacement Liverpool

Inclusive treatment and care from £8,370

At Spire Liverpool 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.

We put you in control of your health, which is why we offer standard and premium packages – so you can choose the service that’s right for you. Our inclusive packages mean you can spread the cost of surgery, which starts from £229 per month.

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
    3–4 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

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 Liverpool

At Spire Liverpool, we have a long-standing reputation for high standards of care in Liverpool.

Our private knee replacement surgery is provided by orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultants who’ll tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs.

How to book

Choose Spire Liverpool Hospital if you live in Liverpool, Merseyside or Lancashire.

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 0151 733 7123.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Liverpool 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 £180
Treatment £8,190
Aftercare Included
Guide price £8,370
Monthly treatment price

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

£229
Representative example
Loan amount £7,155
Deposit £1,035
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £8,244

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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool

At Spire Liverpool, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities, including three operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Some of our consultants also use computer-assisted technology to create a 3D model of your knee joint to assist your surgeon during the operation.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Liverpool

Getting here

Spire Liverpool Hospital is based in peaceful grounds facing Greenbank Park. We’re a 15 minute drive from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and just four miles from Liverpool Lime Street train station in the city centre. Free on-site parking is available for all patients and visitors.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 21 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 three to four days. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright, private en-suite rooms which has a locked space for your belongings. Each room also has 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 start your recovery in one of our private rooms. Your room will have:

• Armchair
• Bedside cabinet
• En-suite
• TV
• Window

Our nurses will give you pain relief medication and make sure you have everything you need for a comfortable recovery.

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

3–4 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

  • Day 1


    Stand using a walking aid

  • 3–4 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

Areas served

At Spire Liverpool, we serve Merseyside and Lancashire, including St Helens, Southport, Liverpool and other local areas.

Choose your Liverpool-based consultant and take the first step towards a more mobile life by arranging an appointment today.

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

Based in quiet and peaceful grounds facing Greenbank Park, we are only a 15-minute car journey from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and are well placed for easy access via public transport routes.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Liverpool Hospital,

57 Greenbank Road
Liverpool
L18 1HQ

Main Switchboard:  0151 733 7123

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0151 522 1881

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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