Private knee replacement Portsmouth

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,880

At Spire Portsmouth Hospital, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultants use some of the latest knee replacement innovations to help you get the most from your treatment.

Knee replacement can help you can get back to life with improved mobility and range of motion. It’s a common operation, during which your consultant will replace worn parts of your knee with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis).

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
    3–4 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 treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

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 Portsmouth

At Spire Portsmouth, we provide comprehensive private orthopaedic care to you across Portsmouth, Havant and Waterlooville.

Treatment is provided by our large team of expert surgeons, physiotherapists, and nurses. We offer a fast diagnosis-to-treatment time, with around three to four weeks between your first consultation and your knee replacement surgery.

How to book

Choose Spire Portsmouth Hospital if you live in Portsmouth, Havant or Waterlooville.

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 02392 456 000.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Portsmouth 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 £180
Treatment £12,700
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,880
Monthly treatment price

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

£287
Representative example
Loan amount £11,450
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,776

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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

At Spire Portsmouth, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We offer some of the latest surgical techniques, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • 3D models of your knee created using computer-assisted technology help guide your surgeon during your operation
  • Signature Personalised Patient Care –3D MRI scans and custom made alignment guides help your surgeon align and position your new knee joint

We also have three laminar flow operating theatres which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Portsmouth

Getting here

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is set in peaceful wooded grounds off Barton’s Road, Havant. Havant town is around two miles away, with a mainline train station and taxis available. Portsmouth and Chichester are approximately 10 miles away from the hospital. Free on-site parking is available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointment will take place in one of our 15 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 operation, our ward staff will show you to your own private room.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our 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

Your surgeon will make one or more incisions and remove damaged or worn parts of your knee joint. They’ll then insert your new prosthetic joint. The operation should take around two hours. You’ll probably stay with us for three to four days after your operation, until we feel you’re ready to go home and continue your recovery there.

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 49 private rooms. Our rooms feature comforts and conveniences you’d expect in your own home, including:

  • Armchair
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wardrobe
  • Window

Our nursing team will provide pain relief and make sure you’re comfortable while you recover. 

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

3–4 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

  • 3–4 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 Portsmouth Hospital, we provide private care in Portsmouth, Havant and Waterlooville.

Get in touch to choose your private knee replacement consultant and arrange your first appointment in our high-quality facility.

You can learn more about our knee replacement treatment, including surgery details, on our main knee replacement page.

How to get to us

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is situated in wooded grounds in Bartons Road, Havant, just off the B2148 Rowlands Castle to Emsworth Road. 

The main town of Havant is approximately two miles away with a main line station and taxi rank. The historic towns of Portsmouth and Chichester are approximately 10 miles away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Portsmouth Hospital,

Bartons Road
Havant
PO9 5NP

Main Switchboard:  02392 456 000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  02392 456 172

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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