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Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery

Why choose The Yorkshire Clinic for your knee replacement surgery?

The Yorkshire Clinic is well respected within the medical community due to its excellent record in hospital management and an unparalleled standard of patient care.

The hospital based in Bingley has 57 en-suite private bedrooms, free on-site parking and a’ la carte menu to suit all your dietary requirements.

Our leading Consultants and Orthopaedic Team will guide you from your initial consultation, through to surgery and then on the road to full recovery offering personalised aftercare and support.

If you're suffering with knee pain and considering knee replacement surgery, please email: orthopaedics@ramsayhealth.co.uk for more information or to book a consultation.


Knee Replacement – FAQs

The decision to undergo knee replacement surgery is not one to be taken lightly and it is important to know the ins and outs of the knee replacement procedure before deciding if it’s right for you.

A knee replacement operation is typically required as a result of a condition known as osteoarthritis, which substantially degrades the stability of the knee joint and can make walking extremely painful and severely limits an individual’s range of movements. However, before proceeding with a knee replacement operation, it is imperative to understand how the procedures will affect you.

Knee Replacement – Commonly Asked Questions

Q: When should I consider a knee replacement operation?

A: A Knee replacement procedure may be required if you have some of the following symptoms:

  • Severe swelling of the knee
  • Knee pain
  • Loss of motion
  • Bow legged
  • Feeling of the knee giving way

Q: How long will a knee replacement last?

A: Knee replacements are very durable and the vast majority of replacements will last between 15 and 20 years. The materials used in knee replacements tend to vary slightly but most are a hybrid of metals and plastics that are designed to improve mobility whilst also being as resilient as possible. 

Q: How long does knee replacement surgery take?

A: The duration of knee replacement surgery is dependent upon the surgeon and the condition of the knee but most procedures take around 90 minutes to complete. The incision takes place on the front of the knee and will be closed with staples that are removed a week or so later. 

Q: Will my knee replacement set off metal detectors?

A: Given the heightened levels of security, metal detectors are more sensitive than they once were so there is a possibility that they will pick up your knee replacement. However, explaining your situation to airport security should resolve the situation.

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