Knee replacement at Spire Sussex Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,955

At Spire Sussex Hospital, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques and personalised aftercare to help you get the most from your knee replacement.

During a knee replacement operation, your consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint to relieve pain and stiffness.

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

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Sussex

At Spire Sussex, we provide high-quality orthopaedic (bone and muscle) services and are extremely proud to be rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for our private hospital care. Our dedicated team of surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists will deliver a treatment and aftercare plan that’s personal to your needs to help you get the most from your knee replacement operation.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Sussex Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £9,955.

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.

You can trust Spire Sussex Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

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

We are situated near Hastings, the nearest railway stations are Hastings Town and Battle, both approximately three miles away, or 10 minutes by car. 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 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.

Here’s what will happen on the day of your knee replacement operation:

  • You’ll meet your surgery team and anaesthetist
  • Your anaesthetist will administer the type of anaesthetic that you’ve agreed with your consultant – either a general, where you’re asleep, or a spinal or epidural, where you won’t feel anything below the waist
  • Once it’s taken effect, your surgeon will make an incision in your knee, move your kneecap to one side and begin fitting your artificial knee

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 22 private rooms at Spire Sussex, all of which have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • WiFi

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

2–3 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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