Knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery involves the removal of a damaged knee joint and its replacement with an artificial joint. At Schoen Clinic London, our highly qualified consultant orthopaedic surgeons regularly perform this procedure in our world-class private hospital.
What happens during knee replacement surgery?
You may need to make a couple of lifestyle changes a few weeks before your knee replacement surgery. This includes maintaining a healthy weight and letting your consultant know about any medication you take. It’s important that you follow their advice before you come in for our knee replacement surgery in London. If you smoke, it is advisable to stop.
You will receive antibiotics before and after surgery to decrease the risk of infection. You’ll also receive either a general or spinal anaesthetic (which may be administered with a local nerve block), depending on the best option for you.
As part of the partial or total knee replacement surgery, your surgeon will make an incision on your knee and remove any damaged joint surfaces before inserting the artificial joint. They will then attach it to your bone using acrylic cement or a coating that bonds with bone. The procedure should take between one hour and 90 minutes.
Our self-pay coordinator will give you an exact price for your surgery following your consultation. They’ll help you to understand our interest-free flexible payment plans which allow you to spread the cost of your private knee replacement, if you wish.
Find out more about knee replacement surgery in London
If you’re ready to overcome knee pain, our consultants can help. To learn more about knee replacement surgery and whether it’s right for you, get in touch with our team of consultants today.