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Private knee replacement East Sussex

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,206

At Spire Sussex Hospital, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultants use some of the latest knee replacement techniques for patients in East Sussex.

During knee replacement, your consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and fit an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). Knee replacement surgery can help relieve pain and stiffness, so you can get back to your everyday activities with an 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
    2–3 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 a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ 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 Sussex

At Spire Sussex we provide comprehensive private orthopaedic care to you across East Sussex, including areas like Hastings, Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea.

Our private knee replacement service is provided by dedicated consultant surgeons and healthcare professionals, who’ll tailor a treatment and aftercare plan that suits your needs.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 01424 757400.

Choose Spire Sussex Hospital if you live in East Sussex, including local areas like Hastings, Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Sussex 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 from £200
Treatment £10,006
Aftercare Included
Guide price £10,206
Monthly treatment price

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

£219
Representative example
Loan amount £8,756
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £10,512

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 Sussex 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 Sussex

At Spire Sussex, 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 Sussex 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 Sussex

Getting here

Spire Sussex Hospital is located in East Sussex, close to Hastings. Hastings Town and Battle train stations are both approximately three miles away, which is just ten minutes by car. Free on-site parking is available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our six 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

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for two to three days. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright, private en-suite rooms which has a locked space for your things and entertainment to keep you occupied as you start your recovery.

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 remove parts of your knee joint, then fit your artificial joint (called a prosthesis) and close your incisions. The procedure usually takes up to two hours to complete.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After surgery, you can start recovery in one of our 22 private rooms. Our comfortable private rooms include:

  • Armchair
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Window

You might feel some normal discomfort at first. Our nursing team will provide pain relief and ensure you have everything you need while you start recovery with us.

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

2–3 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

  • 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

Areas served

At Spire Sussex Hospital, we provide orthopaedic care to patients in East Sussex, including local areas like Hastings, Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea.

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

Situated near Hastings, our patients come from East Sussex and Kent, including Battle, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Rye, Tenterden, Cranbrook and Ashford.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Sussex Hospital,

The Ridge
St Leonards On Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7RE

Main Switchboard:  01424 757400

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01424 757455

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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