Nationwide access to private knee surgery, including total knee replacement surgery, partial knee replacement surgery and ACL reconstruction.
Where can I find private knee surgery in the UK?
BMI Healthcare is the largest private hospital group in the UK. With over 800 experienced orthopaedic surgeons specialising in lower limb surgery and 65 state-of-the-art hospitals, it is able to offer expert surgery and the highest standards of care throughout the UK.
Private knee surgery at BMI Healthcare
BMI Healthcare is able to offer all types of surgery for conditions affecting the knee, including:
- Knee arthroscopy
- Total knee replacement surgery
- Total knee replacement surgery with computer assisted navigation
- Total knee replacement surgery using the Signature™ system
- Deuce™ partial knee replacement surgery
- Revision knee replacement surgery
- ACL reconstruction surgery
Knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery is a very common procedure to treat an arthritic knee. It is usually undertaken when painkillers are no longer effective. There are two types of knee replacement surgery, and the surgeons at BMI Healthcare are able to recommend the best one for the individual patient, as well as offer some of the most up-to-date surgical techniques.
Total knee replacement surgery
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 also 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.
Partial knee reconstruction 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.
Revision knee replacement surgery
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.
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ACL reconstruction surgery
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.
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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.
BMI Self Pay
It is possible to get knee surgery at BMI Healthcare without a health insurance policy. Many of its procedures are available at a fixed price and a quotation can be obtained by calling 0800 142 2316 or by visiting the BMI Healthcare website. It is also possible to finance the cost of knee surgery using the The BMI Card.
BMI National Enquiry Centre
Unit1, Cameron Court
Tel: 0800 656 9606
Fax: 0141 882 6326
Web site: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk
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