Knee replacement at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,000

At Spire Thames Valley Hospital, we use trusted and clinically proven surgical 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

  • Knee arthroplasty
  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3–4 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?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Thames Valley

At Spire Thames Valley, we take pride in providing a high standard of private orthopaedic (bone and muscle) hospital care to our patients in the Thames Valley and Windsor areas. Our comprehensive knee replacement service is provided by expert health professionals from the region, including surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses. They’ll tailor a treatment and care plan to meet your needs and help you to get the most from your operation.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £12,000.

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 Thames Valley Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner2 you can even be considered for interest free finance.
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 Thames Valley

At Spire Thames Valley, we have high-quality facilities, including two operating theatres with laminar flow which are important for orthopaedic surgery. If your consultant thinks knee replacement surgery is right for you, they may offer:

  • 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
  • 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

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Thames Valley

Getting here

We are only a 10 minute drive from both the M4 and M40 motorways and we’re less than half an hour from central London by train. We have free parking available for you and your visitors at the front and back of the hospital.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 10 consultation rooms. All of our rooms are accessible, making things easier if you find walking difficult prior to knee replacement.

Our dedicated orthopaedic consultants specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal (bone and muscle) conditions. Here’s what will happen before your treatment:

  • If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, your consultant will use our advanced scanning, imaging and diagnostic technologies to look at your knee and help them understand the cause of your pain or mobility problems
  • Once you’ve been diagnosed or if you have a referral, your consultant will then discuss treatment options with you
  • Before recommending a knee replacement, they may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections or knee arthroscopy first

Your consultations give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations, needs and desires. Your consultant will then be able to outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you.

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 three to four days. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright, private en-suite rooms which has a locked space for your belongings and entertainment to keep you occupied as you start your recovery.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge, which has a TV and free hot drinks or water, while you have your operation.

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

After your operation, you can start your recovery process in one of our 38 en-suite private rooms. You’ll have all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home while you recover with us, including:

  • A TV
  • A window
  • An armchair
  • An en-suite bathroom with towels
  • A lockable bedside table

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.

One of our physiotherapists will want to get you up and about as soon as you feel ready. They’ll also give you advice on how to boost your knee replacement recovery using special exercises.

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

3–4 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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