Knee replacement at Spire Nottingham Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,114

At Spire Nottingham Hospital, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques and expert aftercare to help you get the most from your knee replacement.

A knee replacement is a common operation to remove worn or damaged parts of your knee joint and replace them with an artificial joint, making movement easy and free from pain again.

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
    2–4 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 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

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Nottingham

At Spire Nottingham, we provide comprehensive orthopaedic (bone and muscle) private hospital care and the latest generation imaging and diagnostic technology. We put our patients at the heart of everything we do. Our team of dedicated surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists will tailor an expert treatment and aftercare plan to meet your needs so you can get the most from your knee replacement 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 Nottingham Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £13,114.

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 Nottingham Hospital 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 Nottingham

At Spire Nottingham, we have wide 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.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Nottingham

Getting here

Spire Nottingham is situated five miles south from Nottingham city centre off the A52. Nottingham station is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from the hospital. We have 300 free parking spaces 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.

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 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

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 back in one of our 42 private rooms. You’ll have all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home while you recover with us, including:

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

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

2–4 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

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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