Private knee replacement Thames Valley

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,000

At Spire Thames Valley Hospital, our consultants use some of the latest knee replacement innovations to help you get the most from your treatment. Our private hospital is clean and modern, and our high-quality facilities help our treatments run smoothly.

During knee replacement surgery, your orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). This will help you get back to life with improved mobility and 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
    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

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 Thames Valley

At Spire Thames Valley, we take pride in providing a high standard of private orthopaedic (bone and muscle) care for you across Slough, Gerrard's Cross and The Chalfonts.

Our knee replacement surgery is provided by dedicated surgeons and healthcare professionals, who’ll tailor a treatment plan to suit you, so you can get the most from your operation.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 01753 662241.

Choose Spire Thames Valley Hospital if you live in Slough, Gerrard's Cross or The Chalfonts

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Thames Valley 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 £150
Treatment £11,850
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,000
Monthly treatment price

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

£266
Representative example
Loan amount £10,600
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,768

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 Thames Valley 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 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

Spire Thames Valley Hospital is on Wrexham Street in Slough, just ten minutes from the M4 and M40 motorways. Central London is just 30 minutes away by train, and free on-site parking is available for all patients and visitors.

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.

Anaesthetic options

When you’ve had time to settle into your private room, your anaesthetist will administer a general anaesthetic, where you’re completely asleep, or an epidural (spinal anaesthetic) where you’ll be numb from the waist down. If you’re having an epidural, you can also have sedatives to help you relax.

For more information, visit our knee replacement page.

During your operation

The operation should take a couple of hours. 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.

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:

  • Armchair
  • Bedside table
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Window

You might feel some discomfort after your knee replacement. Our nursing team will provide medication and ensure you have everything you need to recover well.

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

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

  • 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

Areas served

At Spire Thames Valley Hospital, we provide orthopaedic care to patients in Slough, Gerrard's Cross and The Chalfonts.

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

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

How to get to us

Spire Thames Valley Hospital,

Wexham Street
Wexham
Bucks
SL3 6NH

Main Switchboard:  01753 662241

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01753 665404

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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