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Private Knee Replacement Surgery

If you have severe knee pain, stiffness and disability, a knee replacement can reduce your pain and help you to walk more easily.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 17th October 2023

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Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons offer private knee replacements.

Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for a knee replacement at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with most insurance companies, and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

We also offer ConforMIS patient-specific knee replacements using 3-D printing technology which ensures that the implants are created to perfectly fit the size and shape of the patient’s bone.

Private Knee Replacement Surgery Cost St Helens, Merseyside, Northwest near Manchester, Liverpool and Wigan

Private Knee Replacement Surgery

For private knee replacement surgery including private knee replacement using 3D printed implants, we work with most insurance companies, and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

You will need a consultation with your surgeon to discuss which type of knee replacement is best for you.

Before considering surgery, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with a knee replacement.

During your initial consultation, you will be able to explain your medical history and discuss the potential risks of a knee replacement with the surgeon before making a decision.


When is Knee Replacement Surgery necessary?

Adults at any age can be considered for a knee replacement, however most are carried out between 60 and 80 years of age. Partial knee replacement surgeries are also known to be performed on people aged 55 to 65 years old. These types of knee replacement surgeries are most necessary when the knee joint is worn or damaged to the point of significantly limited mobility and continued pain whilst resting.

How much is Knee Replacement Surgery?

How much your knee replacement surgery will cost also depends on the type of surgery necessary. Whether that’s partial knee, full knee, or knee cap replacement. The appropriate procedure will be discussed during your consultation. Book a consultation with a surgeon today, for more information about costs.

Can I run after Knee Replacement Surgery?

You might be wondering how soon you will be up and about, and again this can vary on the level of knee replacement surgery. However, you should expect to stand within 24 hours, walking with a frame or crutches within 3 days. It can take up to three months before pain or swelling settles down so its not advised to go running within this period.

Can Knee Replacement Surgery cure arthritis?

Unfortunately, knee replacement surgery cannot cure arthritis. However, it does correct the damage caused by arthritis and relieve some pain associated with the condition.

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