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Knee replacement at Spire South Bank Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,095

At Spire South Bank Hospital, our consultants use trusted and clinically proven techniques for knee replacement, helping to relieve pain and increase your mobility.

For a knee replacement, your consultant will replace worn or damaged parts of your knee with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis) to relieve pain and increase range of movement.

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
    2–3 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?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire South Bank

Located in the city of Worcester, we provide comprehensive private hospital care, including orthopaedic (bone and muscle) treatments, for our patients across the West Midlands. Our dedicated team of surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists can offer you a treatment and care plan that’s personalised to your needs to help you get the most from your knee replacement surgery.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire South Bank Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £12,095.

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 South Bank Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.
(1) Important: 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) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire South Bank

At Spire South Bank, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We have two laminar flow operating theatres which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Our consultants at Spire South Bank 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 South Bank

Getting here

Spire South Bank is convenient for both the city of Worcester and junction 7 of the M5 which is just two miles away, as are Worcester Shrub Hill station and Worcester Foregate Street station. We have free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointment will take place in one of our 12 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 Coffee Lounge 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 two to three 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 surgery, you can begin your recovery in one of our 15 private rooms. All of our rooms have:

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

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

2–3 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

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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