With easy access to consultations, faster recovery times and
having the widest range of orthopaedic surgeons in the independent sector, BMI
Healthcare can provide you with knee surgery and will help you every step of
Where can I find private knee surgery in the UK?
BMI Healthcare can provide the
best treatment expertise available offering over 800 experienced orthopaedic
surgeons all specialising in lower limb surgery, with 65 state-of-the-art
hospitals, allowing staff and consultants to provide the very best most up to
date treatments and aftercare possible.
Knee replacement surgery
replacement surgery is a very common procedure. It is usually undertaken
when painkillers are no longer effective. There are two types of knee
replacement surgery, the consultant will choose the right one for you after
diagnosing your pain and symptoms and along with BMI Healthcare’s supporting
team of nurses will help to ease any nerves you may have about the procedure
both during and after the initial consultation. The expert team will help you
all the way through your journey, from initial consultation to physiotherapy
after care if needed.
During the consultant appointment you may want to think of
some questions you would like to ask. BMI Healthcare has put together a guide
that may help you make the most of your consultant appointment. This guide is
designed to give you all of the information you need to make decisions about
your on-going treatment and care.
To download the guide, please click
The worn out or diseased joint is replaced by an artificial
one made of plastic, metal, ceramic, or a combination of these materials. The
artificial joint should last 15-20 years, relieve pain and restore mobility.
BMI Healthcare offers total knee replacement surgery using the Signature™ system,
which allows the surgeon to create a reconstruction of the knee with MRI prior
to the operation. This enables him to
plan the positioning and fitting of the new joint in advance and results in a
less invasive procedure. To find out more, please click here.
Find a hospital near you that offers knee replacement surgery.
Approximately 25% of patients are suitable for a less
invasive technique for knee replacement, the Deuce™ partial knee replacement.
Instead of the whole knee joint being removed, only two thirds of the knee is
replaced, less bone is removed and the ligaments are left intact. The
benefits of this procedure are a shorter hospital stay and recovery, and often
more natural movement in the knee compared to total knee replacement surgery.
To find out more, please click here.
Most knee replacements last up to 20 years, however
occasionally they need to be removed and replaced with a new one, perhaps if
they have worn out prematurely, or if there is loosening or infection.
This is a more complex operation than primary knee replacement surgery, and BMI
Healthcare works with highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons who can advise
on, and undertake this procedure. To find out more please click here.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays an
important role in stabilising the knee joint. It is common for it to snap
(rupture) as a result of a twisting injury to the knee. This results in
the knee 'giving way', especially when making twisting or turning
movements. The surgeons at BMI Healthcare can replace the ACL with a
tendon from elsewhere in the body, often the patellar tendon or the hamstring
tendon, restoring knee stability and allowing the majority of patients to return
to their sporting activities.
Find a hospital near you that offers ACL reconstruction surgery.
How can I get private knee surgery at BMI Healthcare?
The costs of knee surgery are covered by most medical
insurance policies, however, it is important to check with the insurer
initially and get a referral from a GP or specialist.
To find out more please click here.
It is possible to get knee surgery at BMI Healthcare without
a health insurance policy, to find out more please click here. Many of its procedures are available at a fixed
price and a quotation can be obtained by calling 0800 142 2316 or by filling
out an online enquiry form here on the BMI Healthcare website.
It is also possible to finance the cost of knee surgery
using the The BMI Card.