Knee replacement at The Montefiore Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,005

At The Montefiore Hospital, we use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations and expert aftercare to help you get the most from your knee replacement.

A knee replacement is a common operation to remove worn or damaged parts of your knee joint and replace them with an artificial joint, making movement easy and free from pain again.

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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at The Montefiore

At The Montefiore Hospital, we provide comprehensive private hospital care, including orthopaedic (bone and muscle) treatments, for our patients across Brighton and Sussex. Located in the heart of Hove, you can expect safe, high-quality care and we’re extremely proud to be rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans, so you don’t have to wait long to find out if treatment is right for you. We expect it to take two weeks from your initial appointment to having your knee replacement surgery.

How much does Knee replacement cost at The Montefiore Hospital

A knee replacement operation is available from £12,005.

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 The Montefiore Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner2 you can even be considered for interest free finance.
1Important: 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 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire The Montefiore

At The Montefiore Hospital, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. Some of our consultants offer computer-assisted technology to create a 3D model of your knee joint to assist them during the operation.

We also have three laminar flow operating theatres which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Preparing for knee replacement at The Montefiore

Getting here

The Montefiore Hospital is approximately a 15 minute walk or a five minute taxi journey from both Hove and Brighton railway stations.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place in one of our eight 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 bespoke recovery plan will be explained.

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 or our lounge area 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 The Montefiore Hospital, staying with us for two to three days.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

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

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair

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

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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