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does anybody know the cost if you go private.
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I was told about £3700, but that was 2 yrs ago. I've had both knees replaced on the NHS. I chose the option when booking to see the Consultant at the private hospital. I saw him in just under 2 weeks, he offered to operate in six weeks time and I pointed out was NHS patient. He said No problem, and my ops took place in the private hospital. All totally free. Hope this helps. Marie x
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I had a knee replaced last Auguest through nhs. I went to a private hospital waited only about 5weeks for my operation and mine was free aswel x
I enquirer about going private to have my knee replaced, with Spire it was £11,500. Had it done on the NHS. I was asked by Gwent NHS if I would go to NHS Care in Bristol and it took half the time to get a date for the op. Had it done within 6 weeks of the first consultation.
I need both knees replaced. Nhs consultant told me I need to lose massive amount of weight before being considered. I understand this but it wont happen overnight and meanwhile condition is getting worse, I am becoming less and less mobile and have now developed a hip problem. Anyone else experienced this and can advise me please?
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I waited seven and a half years for my knee replacement and need the other knee doing but they say I need to loose weight before they will even put me on the waiting list!
I am waiting now to have my left knee replaced..i enquired about going Private and was told £8000 to £10000 for this operation..needless to say it will have to be nhs..i saw the consultant in november and was advised that it would be a wait of 2 months so should not be long now!
Have to admit that i am really nervous about having it done but fed up with the pain so just want to get it over with.
I have been suffering with both knees for a many years. My Orthopedic surgeon has told me my knees are some of thee worst he has seen. However he says he won't do replacements as I'm to young (54). I have even lost 3 stone in weight but it still does not help with the pain. I am now a long term Tramadol victim...
I also need to lose weight and understand it is hard as we can't move like we use to. Have you tried slimming world or weight watchers. Gp can give you free membership for three months and I know some can go back and get some more. I lost slot but have put quite a bit back on as the chronic pain I find it gets me down and I then comfort eat
Some consultants are now changing there minds and I have seen a lot of younger people having knee replacements. I'm 51 and the consultant has said I may need one as I struggle now doing my job. Great when you are xraying some ones knee and I am hobbling worse lol
Can anyone please tell me what restrictions were put on you after a knee replacement procedure,the reason for asking is that some patients are told they must not kneel down while others are told they can...does this depend on the type of procedure or are there other reason for the different advice?
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