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 on self pay icon to discover the option of paying for yourself.

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Available on self pay Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery involves the replacement of diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with an artificial knee joint made of metal and plastic components. This artificial joint is fixed to the bone using acrylic cement or special coatings on the knee replacement that bond directly to the bone.

Uni-Knee Replacement

Unicompartmental knee replacement (‘uni-knee replacement’) is an option for patients with less developed osteoarthritis of the knee – if their arthritis is confined to a certain part or compartment of the knee. This procedure is less invasive compared to a total knee replacement and often offered for younger patients.

Available on self pay Knee Arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is used to investigate or repair knee injuries or chronic knee problems. An arthroscope – a thin telescope – is inserted through small cuts in the skin, enabling the patient to recover faster from surgery. Knee arthroscopy can involve various further procedures including torn cartilage removal or suture, cartilage surface smoothing and repair, inflamed synovial tissue and loose cartilage body removal, cartilage debris wash out from the joint and lateral capsule release.

Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure to repair a torn ligament in the knee by inserting a soft tissue graft. The surgery is performed via keyhole or minimally invasive (open) surgery, to reduce scarring and bruising.

Therapeutic Injection for joint pain relief

Injections into the knee are a fast and easy method of easing joint pain and inflammation in the knee caused by osteoarthritis, or into swollen, painful bursas or tendon attachments. The most commonly used type of injection is cortison or steroid injection to ease joint inflammation.

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.

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