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Knee replacement at Spire Yale Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,820

At Spire Yale Hospital, our consultants use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations for knee replacement, helping to relieve pain and increase your mobility.

For a knee replacement, your consultant will replace worn or damaged parts of your knee with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis) to relieve pain and increase range of movement

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
    2–3 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 treatment when you need it
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear, inclusive pricing

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Yale

Spire Yale provides comprehensive private hospital care to our patients across Wrexham and the surrounding region including Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. Our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can tailor a treatment and care plan to meet your needs. Our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists will provide expert aftercare to help you get the most from your knee replacement operation.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Yale Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £10,820.

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 Yale Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.
(1) Important: 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) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire Yale

At Spire Yale, we have high-quality facilities, including two laminar flow operating theatres. These theatres regulate clean air flow to reduce the risk of infection. If your consultant thinks it’s right for you, they may offer:

  • Computer-assisted technology to create a 3D model of your knee joint to assist your surgeon during the operation
  • Signature Personalised Patient Care –3D MRI scans and custom made alignment guides help your surgeon align and position your new knee joint

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Yale

Getting here

The hospital is a few minutes by taxi from Wrexham General and Wrexham Central stations, and approximately 25 minutes by taxi from Chester station. We have free parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointment will take place in one of our six accessible consultation 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

Options available are a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be completely asleep or 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 an incision and begin to remove worn or damaged areas of your knee joint. They’ll then fit your new knee and close the wound.

The operation should take no more than a couple of hours. You’ll start your recovery at Spire Yale for two to three days.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

Once your consultant has finished the operation, you’ll be taken back to your private room. We have 18 private rooms at Spire Yale, all of which have:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Armchair
  • Window

You may feel some discomfort and swelling in your leg at first, which is completely normal. We’ll give you pain relief to help you and make sure you’re comfortable.

One of our physiotherapists will get you walking again and give you some exercises you should do throughout your recovery to help you get the most from your knee replacement.

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

2–3 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

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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