Knee replacement at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,795

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral Hospital, our consultants use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations for knee replacement, helping to relieve pain and increase your mobility.

For a knee replacement, your consultant will replace worn or damaged parts of your knee with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis) to relieve pain and increase range of movement.

Sometimes also called

  • Knee arthroplasty
  • 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 expert healthcare, from consultations and diagnosis to treatment
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, inclusive pricing

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Murrayfield Wirral

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral, we take pride in providing excellent private hospital care to our patients across Merseyside and beyond. Our comprehensive knee replacement treatment and care includes a dedicated team of surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists. They’ll tailor a knee replacement treatment and expert aftercare plan to meet your needs so you can get the most from your operation.

We offer fast diagnosis to treatment time – we expect it to take three to four weeks from your initial appointment to having your knee replacement surgery.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

A knee replacement operation is available from £12,795.

People often choose to have this operation privately, and our prices include consultations and as much aftercare as you clinically need. We offer access to payment plans to make it more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

You can trust Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner2 you can even be considered for interest free finance.
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 Murrayfield Wirral

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques for knee replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. We have two laminar flow operating theatres, which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

If your consultant thinks it’s right for you, they may offer 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 Murrayfield Wirral

Getting here

We are situated close to the M53, and you can also reach us by taking the train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. We have free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 13 consultation rooms. All our rooms are accessible, so there’s no need to worry if walking is difficult for you. They’ll ask about your health, symptoms and answer any questions you may have.

If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, they may recommend our diagnostic tests and scans to help them assess your knee in more detail. Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed.

If you decide to go ahead with treatment, your consultant will advise you about:

  • What your personalised treatment and care plan will involve
  • Different types of prosthetic joints available
  • Anaesthetic options
  • Potential risks and complications
  • Things you can do to help your recovery

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 things and entertainment to keep you occupied as you start your recovery.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge or restaurant while you have your operation.

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 and begin fitting your artificial knee

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After knee surgery, you can begin your recovery in one of our 27 private rooms. All our rooms have:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • 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

2–3 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

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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