Total Knee Replacement is a common operation offered to patients with severe knee arthritis.

Patients presenting with knee pain and stiffness and a feeling of instability may be suffering from such arthritis.  If X-rays and my clinical findings on examining your knee show surgery may be needed a full discussion on the benefits  and risks of knee replacement surgery will follow.

Although this is a common procedure the surgery is involved and careful discussion with me is important before the decision to proceed to surgery is taken.

Patient Testimonials

I am writing to say thank you for the excellent care I received both from yourself and all of your team during my recent two days stay in your hospital. The care and attention I received from everyone made the whole experience easy to cope with, and was second to none.

NW 2017, Weymouth

I Would like to express my grateful thanks to you and your team for the wonderful care and support I received when you gave me my new hip. Wow it was amazing. Many thanks again from a rejuvenated 73 year old.

JB. Radstock, Somerset

WE would like to convey our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude for carrying out the procedure when we were unable to get help elsewhere.We thank you SO very much to you and your team for a successful operation.

AF 2017, Poole
  • Do I need a knee replacement?

    If you have night pain, pain that can’t be controlled with medication and a stiff or unstable feeling knee surgery may be indicated. Certainly your knee needs to be examined and appropriate X-rays undertaken.

  • How good are knee replacements?

    8 out of 10 patients are happy or very happy after their knee replacement. Pain is greatly reduced and function is improved. Kneeling may remain difficult.

  • What does the surgery involve?

    Expect to be in hospital for 3 days. Your surgery will take place on the morning of your admission when you will meet your anaesthetist. Most patients have a combination of a spinal anaesthetic and sedation and are therefore comfortable and asleep during surgery. Do discuss this with your anaesthetist. The physiotherapists and nursing staff will get you up on the day of surgery for your first steps. Once safe on stairs and comfortable you will be ready for discharge.

  • How soon will I recover?

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  • What are the risks?

    Some patients’ knees can remain stiff or uncomfortable. A very small number of patients may develop blood clots or bleed after surgery or develop infection. An even smaller number may develop a nerve or vessel injury. These risks will all be discussed in detail with you in clinic and different patients will have differing risks.