Private knee replacement Southampton

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,915

At Spire Southampton Hospital, we use trusted and clinically proven knee replacement techniques. Our private hospital is modern and comfortable, so you can enjoy a stress-free treatment.

During knee replacement surgery, your consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). Knee replacement surgery can help you get back to life without pain, improved mobility and increased 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
    2–5 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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • 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 Southampton

At Spire Southampton, we provide comprehensive private orthopaedic care to you across Hampshire, and The New Forest areas.

Our comprehensive orthopaedic care is provided by dedicated surgeons, nurses, and physiotherapists, who’ll create your treatment plan to meet your requirements. If your consultant thinks it’s right, they may perform a minimally invasive knee replacement.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 023 8077 5544.

Choose Spire Southampton Hospital if you live in Hampshire or The New Forest area.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Southampton 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 £200
Treatment £12,715
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,915
Monthly treatment price

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

£287
Representative example
Loan amount £11,465
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 Southampton 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 Southampton

At Spire Southampton, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques for knee replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. We have four laminar flow operating theatres, which regulate air flow to minimise 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 Southampton

Getting here

Spire Southampton is a 10 minute taxi ride from Southampton Central train station and just 15 minutes from Southampton International Airport. Free parking is available for you and your visitors, so you can drive right to the hospital and won’t need to worry if moving is uncomfortable before your surgery.

Your consultations

Your initial appointment will take place in one of our 16 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 room or our restaurant while you have your operation.

Your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

When it’s time for your knee replacement, you’ll meet your surgery team and anaesthetist, who’ll administer the type of anaesthetic you’ve agreed on with your consultant. It’ll be a general anaesthetic or an epidural (spinal anaesthetic) where you’ll be numb from the waist down.

You can visit our main knee replacement page for more information about the procedure.

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 Southampton for two nights.

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

  • Bedside cabinet
  • En-suite
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Two armchairs
  • Window

Our team will provide pain relief and make sure you’re comfortable while you’re recovering in hospital. 

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

2–5 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

  • 2–5 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 Southampton Hospital, we serve the Hampshire and The New Forest areas.

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

To learn more about our knee replacement treatment, including surgery details, visit our knee replacement page.

How to get to us

A 10 minute taxi ride from Southampton Central train station or 15 minutes from Southampton International Airport, we provide private hospital treatments, procedures, tests and scans to patients from Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight, the south coast of England and the Channel Islands.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Southampton Hospital,

Chalybeate Close
Southampton
SO16 6UY

Main Switchboard:  023 8077 5544

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  023 8091 4471

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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