Our current waiting times

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
3 weeks 4 weeks
*This will be dependent on how long it takes for your consultant to agree your treatment plan, following your consultation and the results of any tests.

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.


You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

At Emersons Green treatment centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.

If you are unable to receive the treatment you need on the NHS, but don’t have private health insurance, look for this Available for Self Pay icon to discover the option of paying for yourself.

Click here for more information about self pay


Available for Self Pay Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure that involves a torn ligament being removed from the knee. A tissue graft is then inserted. The surgery is performed via keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, to reduce scarring and bruising.

Available for Self Pay Knee arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is used to investigate knee problems, including inflammation and injury, or to repair damaged tissue or remove a Baker’s Cyst. An arthroscope – a telescope on a long, thin cord – is inserted through small cuts in the skin. Arthroscopies enable the patient to recover faster from surgery.

Meniscal repair

A meniscus tear is a common injury to the cartilage that stabilises and cushions the knee joint. If the tear is unable to heal on its own, surgery may be necessary.

Therapeutic injection for joint pain relief

Injections are a fast and easy method of easing joint pain and inflammation in the knee caused by arthritis/osteoarthritis. Injections include steroids, to ease inflammation, and Hyaluronate, which helps the joint to move more smoothly.

Available for Self Pay Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement surgery involves replacing diseased or damaged joint surfaces in the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.

Uni-knee replacement

Unicompartmental knee replacement (or uni-knee replacement) is an option for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee if their arthritis is confined to a single knee compartment (the knee is divided into three major compartments).

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