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Knee replacement at Spire Washington Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,550

At Spire Washington 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

  • 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 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 treatments, tests and scans
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Washington

At Spire Washington, we provide comprehensive private hospital care, including orthopaedic (bone and muscle) treatments, for our patients across the North East. We have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities, which have three laminar-flow operating theatres that regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Our dedicated team of surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists can offer you a treatment and care plan that’s personal to your needs to help you get the most from your knee replacement surgery.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Washington Hospital

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.

Knee replacement Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £13,350
Aftercare Included
Guide price £13,550
Monthly treatment price

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

£298
Representative example
Loan amount £11,850
Deposit £1,500
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £14,304

Spire Washington 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.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Washington

Getting here

The hospital is within easy reach of the A1(M), close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland. Public transport options are available. We also have free parking.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place in one of our 10 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have difficulty walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Discuss if 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

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 in your room while you have your operation.

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

Anaesthetic options

You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be completely asleep. However, sometimes it’s preferable or necessary to have an epidural (spinal) anaesthetic, where you’re numb from the waist down. If so, 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. You’ll start your recovery at Spire Washington, staying with us for three days.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After knee surgery, you can begin your recovery in one of our 23 private rooms. All our rooms have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe
  • En-suite

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.

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

Day 3

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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