Private knee replacement Nottingham

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

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At Spire Nottingham Hospital, our consultants use some of the latest knee replacement innovations to help you get the most from your treatment.

During a knee replacement, your orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). Knee replacement surgery can help by improving mobility, relieving discomfort and stiffness and increasing your range of movement.

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
    2–4 days

  • Procedure duration
    1–2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?

  • Covered by health insurance?

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ 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 Nottingham Hospital

At Spire Nottingham Hospital, we provide comprehensive private orthopaedic care to you across Nottingham, Newark and Grantham.

We offer a fast diagnosis-to-treatment time, so you can have treatment without a long wait. Our comprehensive hospital care comes from a dedicated team of surgeons, nurses, and physiotherapists, who will tailor a knee replacement and aftercare plan to suit your needs.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form form or call 0115 937 7800.

Choose Spire Nottingham Hospital if you live in Nottingham, Newark or Grantham.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Nottingham 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
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £15,343
Aftercare Included
From price From £15,343
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £14,093
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £16,992

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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham Hospital

At Spire Nottingham Hospital, we have vast experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We have four laminar flow operating theatres which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Our consultants at Spire Nottingham use trusted and clinically proven techniques for knee replacement. Your consultant will explain the procedure in more detail during your consultations.

VELYS™ robotic-assisted surgery

About VELYS™ robotic-assisted solution

Spire Nottingham Hospital is proud to offer VELYS™ robotic-assisted technology, adding a new level of precision and accuracy for total knee replacement surgery. The VELYS™ robotic-assisted solution offers the best of both worlds; the control of a highly skilled consultant coupled with pioneering robotic technology.

The VELYS™ technology works by drawing up personalised surgical plans for each patient based on their body shape, which are then followed in the operating theatre by surgeons, who prepare the bone for the joint implant. To avoid removing healthy bone tissue, a robotic arm guides the surgeon. While the procedure is taking place, VELYS™ gives real-time feedback to the surgeon to make sure there is a high degree of precision and accuracy in placing the implants.

What are the benefits of VELYS™ robotic-assisted surgery?

  • Less pain compared to traditional methods(1)
  • Reduced length of hospital stay(1)
  • More accurate implant alignment(1)
  • Valuable insights and optimised patient outcomes(1)

Spire Healthcare does not endorse one medical product or device over another. Robotic arm assisted surgery may not be suitable for some patients. Your consultant will help you decide what treatment is best for you.


  1. VELYS™ patient information leaflet - Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited 2024 GB_DPS_JRKN_359336UK

Learn more about VELYS™

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Nottingham Hospital

Getting here

Spire Nottingham Hospital is located in Tollerton, just five miles south of Nottingham city centre off the A52. We’re easy to access from the A46 to Lincoln, Newark, and Leicester. Nottingham train station is a 15 minute drive away. We also have free on-site parking 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 will use 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 needs and expectations. 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 four 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 café 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 surgery, you can start recovery in one of our 42 private rooms. Our rooms have the comforts and conveniences you’d expect in your own home, including:

  • Armchair
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freeview TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Nurse-call system
  • Robe and slippers
  • TV
  • Walk-in shower
  • Window

Our nurses will ensure you’re comfortable while you recover and can provide pain relief to help manage any of the normal discomforts you might feel 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

2–4 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

  • 2–4 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 Nottingham Hospital, we serve Nottingham, Newark and Grantham.

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

Spire Nottingham Hospital is situated 5 miles south from Nottingham City Centre off the A52. It is easily accessible from the A46 to Lincoln, Newark and Leicester.

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