Private knee replacement Washington

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,550

At Spire Washington, we use trusted orthopaedic (bone and muscle) techniques to provide knee replacement for our you in Washington, near Durham and Wearside.

Knee replacement can help you can get back to everyday activities with an improved range of motion. During knee replacement, your consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and fit an artificial joint (prosthesis). The treatment can help 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
    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

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 Washington

At Spire Washington Hospital we take pride in providing a high standard of private care for you in Washington, Durham and Wearside.

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

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 0191 415 1272.

Choose Spire Washington Hospital if you live in the Washington, Durham and Wearside areas.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Washington 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 £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

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 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

Spire Washington is set in peaceful grounds, creating a relaxing private atmosphere. The hospital is easy to access from the A1, close to Durham, Newcastle, and Sunderland. Public transport options are available, while free on-site parking makes driving to the hospital easy.

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

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

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 your operation, you can start recovery in one of our 23 comfortable rooms. Our private rooms include:

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

Our team will be around to ensure you’re comfortable while you recover. The team will provide pain relief to help with any discomfort you feel after 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

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

  • 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

Areas served

At Spire Washington, we provide orthopaedic care to you in Washington, Durham and Wearside.

If you live in one of these areas or nearby, get in touch to discuss your private knee replacement surgery.

To learn more about knee replacement, visit our knee replacement page.

How to get to us

Spire Washington Hospital is situated in a quiet residential area the hospital has extensive grounds which create a relaxing atmosphere for both patients and visitors alike. The hospital is within easy reach of the A1(M), close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Washington Hospital,

Picktree Lane
Rickleton 
Washington
NE38 9JZ

Main Switchboard:  0191 415 1272

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0191 418 8687

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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