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Knee Replacement2023-08-03T16:54:59+01:00

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged or worn-out knee joint with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.

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Knee Replacement

This surgery is commonly performed to treat severe knee joint pain and disability caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and other knee joint disorders.

Knee Replacement at a Glance

Procedure Time:
75 minutes per knee

Return to Work:
6 weeks

Full Recovery:
Full weight bearing

£9000 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon makes an incision over the knee and removes the damaged surfaces of the bones that form the knee joint, including the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). The damaged cartilage and bone are replaced with metal and plastic components that mimic the natural shape and function of the knee joint. The metal components are typically made of titanium or cobalt-chromium alloys, while the plastic component is usually made of high-density polyethylene material. Knee replacement surgery can be either partial (unicompartmental) or total, depending on the extent of joint damage. In partial knee replacement, only the affected compartment of the knee is replaced, while in total knee replacement, all three compartments (medial, lateral, and patellofemoral) of the knee joint are replaced. The surgery is performed under regional anesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.

What to expect after your surgery:

Recovery from knee replacement surgery involves a structured rehabilitation program to help restore strength, flexibility, and mobility in the knee joint. Physical therapy is a crucial component of the recovery process, as it helps patients regain the ability to walk and perform daily activities without pain. Anticoagulants, (blood thinning medications) are advised to minimise the risk of blood clots such as DVT or Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot in lungs).

Knee Replacement Prices

Knee Replacement prices are fixed, which is £9000

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Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

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Knee Replacement FAQ

How long is the recovery period after knee replacement surgery?2023-08-03T15:55:55+01:00

Recovery time can vary, but most patients can expect to stay in the hospital for 1-4 days after surgery. Rehabilitation and physical therapy are crucial components of the recovery process, and it may take several weeks to several months to regain full strength and mobility in the knee.

What are the potential risks of knee replacement surgery?2023-07-21T18:13:24+01:00

Like any surgical procedure, knee replacement surgery carries some risks, including infection, blood clots, implant loosening, nerve or blood vessel damage, and stiffness. However, serious complications are relatively rare.

Will I be able to resume normal activities after knee replacement surgery?2023-08-03T16:00:44+01:00

Many patients experience significant improvement in knee pain and function after surgery and can resume normal activities initially with some discomfort settling in 8-12 weeks. However, certain high-impact activities and sports may need to be avoided to protect the longevity of the artificial joint. The overall recovery is quicker in partial kee replacement.

How long do knee replacements last?2023-08-03T15:56:42+01:00

The longevity of knee replacements varies depending on several factors, including the patient’s age, activity level, and overall health. In general, knee replacements can last for 15 to 20 years with proper care and lifestyle modifications.

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