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Knee replacement at Spire St Anthony's Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £15,502

At Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, our consultants use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations 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
    2–4 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire St Anthony’s

Spire St Anthony’s is a large private hospital providing an extensive range of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) services for our patients in Sutton and the surrounding Surrey and south London area. Our private knee replacement service is provided by specialist consultant surgeons and health professionals who’ll tailor a treatment and aftercare 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 St Anthony's Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £15,502.

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 St Anthony's 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 St Anthony’s

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

  • Minimally invasive knee replacement – intended to improve recovery time and reduce scarring
  • Computer-assisted technology to create a 3D model of your knee joint to assist your surgeon during the operation
  • Signature Personalised Patient Care –3D MRI scans and custom made alignment guides help your surgeon align and position your new knee joint
  • ConforMis Personalised prosthetic joints, which are custom-made for your knee for the best possible fit – your consultant will discuss the different prosthesis options with you

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

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire St Anthony’s

Getting here

Spire St Anthony's Hospital is close to Sutton and Epsom. Sutton and Cheam stations are both on the Victoria and London Bridge line. Worcester Park station is on the Waterloo to Epsom line. We have free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 19 consultation rooms. All our rooms are accessible, so there’s no need to worry if walking is difficult for you. They’ll ask about your health, symptoms and answer any questions you may have.

If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, they may recommend our diagnostic tests and scans to help them assess your knee in more detail. Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed.

If you decide to go ahead with treatment, your consultant will advise you about:

  • What your personalised treatment and care plan will involve
  • Different types of prosthetic joints available
  • Anaesthetic options
  • Potential risks and complications
  • Things you can do to help your recovery

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 lounge or 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 two 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

Once your consultant has finished the operation, you’ll be taken back to your private room. We have 92 private rooms at Spire St Anthony’s, all of which have:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Telephone

You may feel some discomfort and swelling in your leg at first, which is completely normal. We’ll give you pain relief to help you and make sure you’re comfortable.

One of our physiotherapists will get you walking again and give you some exercises you should do throughout your recovery to help you get the most from your knee replacement.

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

2–4 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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