Private knee replacement Tunbridge Wells

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,955

At Spire Tunbridge Wells, we use many of the latest orthopaedic (bone and muscle) techniques to provide knee replacement for our patients in Kent.

During knee replacement, your consultant will remove worn parts of your knee and fit a prosthesis (artificial joint). Knee replacement can help relieve pain, so you can get back to everyday activities without stiffness and with an improved 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
    1–3 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • 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 Tunbridge Wells

At Spire Tunbridge Wells, we take pride in providing the highest standard of private care for patients in Kent, Greater London, and East Sussex.

Our knee replacement service is delivered by dedicated healthcare professionals who’ll tailor a treatment plan to suit you. You can also expect to receive your private treatment without waiting.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 01892 740047.

Choose Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital if you live in Kent, Greater London, or East Sussex, including towns like Tonbridge and Crowborough.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Tunbridge Wells 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 £200
Treatment £9,755
Aftercare Included
Guide price £9,955
Monthly treatment price

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

£280
Representative example
Loan amount £8,755
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £10,080

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 Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells

At Spire Tunbridge Wells, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities, including two operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Some of our consultants use 3D models of your knee, created using computer-assisted technology to help guide them during your operation.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Tunbridge Wells

Getting here

Spire Tunbridge Wells is located in Kent. We’re four miles southeast of historic Penshurst Place and six miles from the centre of Tunbridge Wells. The nearest train station is a few minutes’ away, making the hospital easy to access by rail. Free on-site parking is available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place in one of our 11 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have difficulty walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so your consultant can examine your knee in more detail
  • Tell you about the different types of artificial knee joints – also called a prosthesis – as well as surgical methods
  • Explain about the different anaesthetic options, and help you choose the best one for you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your surgery

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with knee surgery, your physiotherapist will explain your recovery plan.

Full knee replacement surgery

Watch how a knee replacement surgery takes place

Knee replacement: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, our ward staff will show you to your room and get you settled in. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait while you have your operation.

Your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

You’ll probably have a spinal anaesthetic, where you’re numb from the waist down. Your anaesthetist can give you sedatives to help you relax during the operation.

During your operation

Your consultant will make the necessary incisions and begin to remove worn or damaged areas of your knee joint. They’ll then fit your new knee and close your incisions.

The operation should take no more than a couple of hours, and you'll stay at Spire Tunbridge wells for between one and three days.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After your operation, you can start recovery in one of our 29 comfortable rooms. Our private rooms include:

  • En-suite
  • Nurse call system
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • WiFi

Our team will help ensure you’re comfortable while you recover and will provide medication to help with any pain you might feel after your surgery. 

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

1–3 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

  • 1–3 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 Tunbridge Wells Hospital, we provide orthopaedic (bone and muscle) care to patients in Kent, Greater London, and East Sussex, including local areas like Tonbridge and Crowborough.

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

We're located in Kent four miles southeast of Penshurst Place, the historic house once owned by King Henry VIII.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital,

Fordcombe Road
Fordcombe
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 0RD

Main Switchboard:  01892 740047

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01892 741150

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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