Private knee replacement Wirral

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,480

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral, our consultants use many of the latest knee replacement innovations and techniques. If you live in The Wirral, choose Spire Murrayfield to help relieve pain and improve your mobility.

During knee replacement surgery, your orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). This will help you get back to life with improved mobility and range of motion.

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 expert healthcare, from consultations and diagnosis to treatment
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, inclusive 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 Murrayfield Wirral

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral, we take pride in providing excellent private care to you in The Wirral and Ellesmere Port.

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

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 0151 648 7000.

Choose Spire Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral if you live in The Wirral or Ellesmere Port areas or nearby.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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 £160
Treatment £12,320
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,480
Monthly treatment price

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

£277
Representative example
Loan amount £11,070
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,296

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 Murrayfield Hospital Wirral 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 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

Spire Murrayfield Wirral is in Thingwall on The Wirral. We’re close to the M53 and Birkenhead Hamilton Square train station, which is just 15 minutes’ drive away. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is around 17 miles from the hospital. Free on-site parking is 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.

Anaesthetic options

When you’ve had time to settle into your private room, your anaesthetist will administer a general anaesthetic, where you’re completely asleep, or an epidural (spinal anaesthetic) where you’ll be numb from the waist down. If you’re having an epidural, you can also have sedatives to help you relax.

For more information, visit our knee replacement page.

During your operation

The operation should take a couple of hours. Your consultant will make the necessary incisions and remove parts of your knee joint, then fit your artificial joint (called a prosthesis) and close your incisions.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After your knee surgery, you can start recovery in one of our 27 private rooms. Our comfortable private rooms include:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite
  • TV
  • Window

Everyone experiences pain differently. Our experienced nursing team will be around to help you recover and give you medication if you’re feeling uncomfortable after 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 Murrayfield Wirral, we provide knee replacement surgery in The Wirral and Ellesmere Port.

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 surgery details, on our main knee replacement page.

How to get to us

As well as being close to the M53, you can also reach us by taking the train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 17 miles from the hospital.

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 8.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Sunday: closed, except for visitors

Find us on Google maps

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral,

Holmwood Drive
Thingwall
Wirral
Merseyside
CH61 1AU

Main Switchboard:  0151 648 7000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0151 929 5408

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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