Private knee replacement Brighton

An artificial knee joint is used to replace the damaged joint.

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At The Montefiore Hospital in Brighton, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultants use some of the latest knee replacement innovations to help you get the most from your treatment.

Knee replacement surgery can help you can get back to life with improved mobility and range of motion. It’s a common operation, during which your consultant will replace worn parts of your knee with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis).

Sometimes also called

  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

The procedure(s) listed above are examples only and may not be available at all Spire hospitals.

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?

  • Covered by health insurance?

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

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2023

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at The Montefiore

At The Montefiore Hospital, we provide comprehensive private orthopaedic care to our patients across East and West Sussex, including Brighton and Hove. 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).

You won’t need to wait long for your operation. Our highly experienced team will tailor a treatment and aftercare plan for you, so you can expect more from your knee replacement surgery with us.

How to book

Choose The Montefiore Hospital if you live in East or West Sussex, including Brighton, Hove or Worthing.

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 01273 828120.

How much does Knee replacement cost at The Montefiore 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
Initial consultation £200
Treatment price £14,370
Aftercare Included
From price From £14,570
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £13,120
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £15,792
Robotic assisted knee replacement
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £16,848
Aftercare Included
From price From £16,848
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £15,598
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £18,768

The price shown is the ‘from price’ (ie the minimum cost of the procedure). Please note that for some procedures the actual price you are quoted may vary significantly and can increase depending on your choice of Consultant (who is an independent practitioner and not an employee of Spire). The fees charged by Consultants and Anaesthetists are set independently and are outside the control of Spire. The price may also vary depending on the type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and your medical history.

The Montefiore Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price for your procedure 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 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.

Robot-assisted surgery for knee replacement

Precision surgery at The Montefiore Hospital.

Mako™ robot-assisted knee replacement surgery can offer more accurate placement of implants, quicker recovery times and reduced post-operative pain.

Preparing for knee replacement at The Montefiore

Getting here

The Montefiore Hospital is located in Hove. We’re a 15 minute walk or five minute taxi ride from the Brighton and Hove train stations, making arrival by rail easy. You have plenty of public transport options available, including busses, while free on-site parking is available for you and your visitors.

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

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

The operation should take a couple of hours. Your consultant will make the necessary incisions and remove parts of your knee joint, then fit your artificial joint (called a prosthesis) and close your incisions. 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 knee replacement surgery, you can start recovery in your private room. We have 20 comfortable rooms, all with:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite
  • TV
  • Window

Our nurses will ensure you’re comfortable while you recover and can provide pain relief to help manage any of the normal discomforts you might 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

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

  • 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

Areas served

At The Montefiore Hospital, we provide private orthopaedic care to you in East and West Sussex. This includes local areas like Brighton, Hove and Worthing.

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

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

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.

How to get to us

Located in the heart of Hove, The Montefiore Hospital is well positioned to maximise the excellent local public transport. There are a number of buses that stop in our vicinity and we are in walking distance of both Hove and Brighton train stations.

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2 Montefiore Road
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