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Knee replacement surgery – Private treatment in the UK

If you would like to know about knee joint replacement surgery, and the costs of knee joint replacement surgery, the information in this section will interest you.


Partial knee replacement or total knee replacement surgery - also known as total knee joint arthroplasty - is usually undertaken when knee problems associated with osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis have resulted in the wearing down of the knee joint. In a total knee replacement operation, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap, and replaces it with an artificial knee joint (knee prosthesis) made of metal alloys, plastics and polymers. Total knee replacement surgery should improve an individual's mobility, by reducing pain and improving the function of the knee joint.


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Get a quote for a knee replacement operation

If you would like a quote for private partial knee replacement surgery or total knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) we can forward your enquiry  to a maximum of three private hospitals or private clinics in the UK, usually in your local area.

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What does it cost

What does it cost?

The cost of a private knee replacement operation (knee joint replacement or arthroplasty) in a UK private hospital or clinic is around £8,000 to £10,000, inclusive of private hospital charges and consultant’s fees. The price may vary depending on how long you need to stay in hospital, and the type of knee joint replacement (prosthesis) that is used.

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