Knee replacement at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,880

At Spire Portsmouth Hospital, we use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations 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

  • 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

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Portsmouth

Spire Portsmouth is an established local private hospital providing comprehensive orthopaedic (bone and muscle) care to our patients in Hampshire. Our knee replacement service is provided by a large team of expert surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses. They’ll tailor a treatment and care plan to meet your needs and help you to get the most from your 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 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)

£281
Representative example
Loan amount £11,200
Deposit £1,500
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,488

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 is situated just off the B2148, two miles from Havant town centre and station. The hospital is 10 miles from Chichester and Portsmouth. We have free on-site parking for yourself 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.

Once you’re ready, you’ll prepare for your operation and be given your anaesthetic. You’ll have either:

  • General anaesthetic where you’re unconscious
  • An epidural or spinal anaesthetic where you're numb from the waist down – your anaesthetist may give you a sedative to help you relax

During the 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 operation, you’ll start your recovery back in one of our 49 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:

  • TV with Freeview
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

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.

One of our physiotherapists will want to get you up and about as soon as you feel ready. They’ll also give you advice on how to boost your knee replacement recovery using special exercises.

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

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

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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