Private knee replacement Wakefield

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

At Spire Methley Park Hospital, our consultants use trusted knee replacement techniques to provide treatment in Wakefield. Our private knee replacement surgery can help to relieve pain and improve your mobility, so you can enjoy a more comfortable life.

Your expert orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultant will replace damaged parts of your knee with with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis), to relieve pain and improve your mobility, so you can enjoy a more comfortable life.

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
    1–3 days

  • Procedure duration
    1–2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?

  • Covered by health insurance?

Why Spire?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • 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 Spire Methley Park Hospital

At Spire Methley Park Hospital our consultants use trusted knee replacement techniques to provide treatment in the Wakefield, Pontefract and South Yorkshire areas.

Our private treatment is provided by dedicated surgeons, with aftercare from skilled physiotherapists and nurses. You’ll receive a personalised treatment plan that meets your needs, so you can get the most out of your knee replacement operation.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 01977 518518.

Choose Spire Methley Park Hospital if you live in Wakefield, Pontefract or South Yorkshire.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Methley Park 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 £15,010
Aftercare Included
From price From £15,010
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £13,760
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £16,560

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 Methley Park 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 Methley Park Hospital

At Spire Methley Park Hospital, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. This includes two operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Our highly skilled orthopaedic consultants use trusted and clinically proven techniques for knee replacements.

Robot-assisted surgery for hip replacement

Precision surgery at Spire Methley Park Hospital.

Mako™ robot-assisted hip replacement surgery can offer more accurate placement of implants, quicker recovery times and reduced post-operative pain.

Day 1

Stand using a walking aid

1–3 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

  • 1–3 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

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After your operation, you’ll start your recovery in your private room, where you’ll have many of the conveniences you’d expect at home. Your room will include:

  • En-suite
  • TV
  • WiFi

Nurses will be on-hand, and your physiotherapist will help get you walking again as soon as you feel ready. 

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for knee replacement surgery:

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Methley Park Hospital

Getting here

Spire Methley Park Hospital is on Methley Lane, just over a mile from junction 30 of the M62. We’re just three miles away from Castleford train station, while Wakefield is seven miles away. Leeds train station is also just 10 miles away. Free on-site parking is available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

At your appointment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 10 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, your consultant will then discuss treatment options with you
  • Before recommending a knee replacement, your consultant 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

Prior to coming in for surgery, you'll be required to attend the hospital for a pre-operative assessment. This will involve undergoing various pre-procedure checks including blood pressure and heart rate.

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for one 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.

Anaesthetic options

On the day of your surgery, you’ll meet your surgery team and anaesthetist, who’ll give you the type of anaesthetic you’ve agreed on with your consultant. It will be either a general anaesthetic, where you’ll be completely asleep, but it could be an epidural (spinal anaesthetic), where you’ll be numb from the waist down

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

During your operation

Your consultant will make the necessary incisions and begin to remove worn or damaged areas of your knee joint. They’ll then fit your new knee and close your incisions.

The operation should take no more than a couple of hours.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Areas served

At Spire Methley Park Hospital, we serve South Yorkshire, including Wakefield, Pontefract, Barnsley and Castleford.

Choose your private knee replacement consultant and arrange your first appointment in our modern 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

We're on Methley Lane (the A639) - approximately 1.5 miles from junction 30 of the M62.

The hospital is well served by rail stations with Castleford station 3 miles away, Wakefield 7 miles away and Leeds station 10 miles away.

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Spire Methley Park Hospital,

Methley Lane
LS26 9HG

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