Private knee replacement Birmingham

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,539

At Spire Parkway Hospital, our consultants use some of the latest knee replacement innovations to help you get the most from your treatment. Our private hospital is clean and modern, and our high-quality facilities help our treatments run smoothly.

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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • 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 Parkway

At Spire Parkway, we provide comprehensive private orthopaedic care to you across Birmingham, Solihull and Warwickshire.

Our 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 or call 0121 704 1451.

Choose Spire Parkway Hospital if you live in Birmingham, Solihull or Warwickshire.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Parkway 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 from £150
Treatment £12,389
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,539
Monthly treatment price

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

£279
Representative example
Loan amount £11,139
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,392

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 Parkway Hospital 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 Parkway

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

If your consultant thinks it’s right for you, they may perform a minimally invasive knee replacement. This usually means a faster recovery time and less scarring, while still achieving the same outcomes.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Parkway

Getting here

Spire Parkway Hospital is in Solihull, a few miles south of the Birmingham city centre. Solihull train station is also nearby. We’re close to Birmingham International Airport, and easy to access from the M42, M6, M40, and M5. Free on-site parking is available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointment will take place in one of our 14 accessible consultation rooms, so don’t worry if you have difficulty walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so your consultant can examine your knee in more detail
  • Tell you about the different types of artificial knee joints – also called a prosthesis – as well as surgical methods
  • Explain about the different anaesthetic options, and help you choose the best one for you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your surgery

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with knee surgery, your physiotherapist will explain your recovery plan.

Full knee replacement surgery

Watch how a knee replacement surgery takes place

Knee replacement: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, our ward staff will show you to your room and get you settled in. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your private room while you have your operation.

Your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for 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

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 hours. You’ll start your recovery at Spire Parkway for two to three days.

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 38 private rooms. Our rooms have the conveniences you’d expect in your own home, including:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite
  • Free WiFi
  • TV
  • Window

Our nursing team will make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need to recover well.

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 Parkway Hospital, we provide private care in Birmingham, Solihull and Warwickshire.

Choose your knee replacement consultant and arrange your first appointment in our high-quality 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 Parkway Hospital is situated a few miles south of Birmingham city centre in Solihull with easy access to the M42, M6, M40 and M5.

We're just a few miles from Birmingham International Airport.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Parkway Hospital,

1 Damson Parkway
Solihull, Birmingham
West Midlands
B91 2PP

Main Switchboard:  0121 704 1451

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0121 704 5530

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