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25 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8EJ - 1.13 miles
Queen Anne Street Medical Centre - 1.13 miles
25 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8EJ
18 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Knee Pain, Hip Replacement, Arthritis (Hip) + 32 more

Mr Rohit Jain is the Clinical Director & Consultant Orthopaedic Hip, Knee & Trauma Surgeon at Medway Maritime Hospital NHS

Foundation Trust, an Associate Teaching Hospital of The University of London. He is a fellowship-trained specialist in primary and revision

hip & knee replacement surgery. He also has an interest in young adult hip pathology, trauma and enhanced recovery surgery and


Mr Rohit Jain has been awarded Clinical Excellence Award by the NHS Trust in 2019 for his genuine efforts in improving patient care and supporting teaching and training of young surgeons. He has also been awarded Certificate of Excellence Award in 2019 by the 'I Want Great Care' organisation for being recognised consistently by his patients for the outstanding care.

Mr Jain attained a National Training Number through an extremely competitive selection process. He has completed his specialist training

on the prestigious North Western Deanery Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program.

He has accomplished his sub-specialist hip & knee arthroplasty training at the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, one of North America's leading

hospitals for musculoskeletal care, education and research. During his

time there he was awarded a Fellowship Diploma from the University of

Toronto. This has been further complemented by Sir John Charnley

Arthroplasty fellowship at the world-renowned Wrightington Hospital - a

centre of Orthopaedic excellence in UK. His sub-specialist experience

further includes National BOA Transitional Lower Limb Arthroplasty

Fellowship and the Academic Exchange Program at world renowned

EndoKlinik in Germany.

Mr Jain is actively involved in teaching and training medical

students and is the clinical and educational supervisor for junior

doctors. He is an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor. Mr Jain is a

trainer on FRCS Exam Revision courses and is on the panel of reviewers

for the prestigious Bone and Joint Journal.

The guiding principle of Mr Jain's clinical & surgical practice

is: 'Do listen to your patients and always have them at the centre of

your thinking, that's what makes the big difference.'

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Hip Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Canada
  • British Indian Orthopaedic Society (BIOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
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Mr Jonathan Walczak - Knee Replacement Specialist
64-66 Wigmore St, London, United Kingdom, W1U 2SB - 1.14 miles
Schoen Clinic - 1.14 miles
64-66 Wigmore St, London, United Kingdom, W1U 2SB
Recommended by 9 specialists
33 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Knee Pain, Hip Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy + 78 more

Mr Jonathan Walczak was born in London and trained at Guys Hospital Medical School from 1981 through to 1987. His post-graduate training included a specialist fellowship in Hip surgery, which took place in 1998.

Later in his career, he became, and remains, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA). Not only this, he has held the post of consultant trauma & orthopaedic surgeon at Bromley NHS Trust since 1999 and is now employed by Kings College NHS trust

His private practices are located at the BMI Sloane, BMI Chelsfield Park, BMI Shirley Oaks, BMI Blackheath, Sevenoaks Medical centre and KIMS in Maidstone. Mr Walczak is more very happy to see both self-funded, insured and NJS Choose and book and is open to readily providing feedback care into the NHS when applicable.

He is recognised by all health insurance companies and has a particular interest in hip and knee replacement and revision replacement, sports medicine including injuries to hips, keyhole knee surgery, knee ligament reconstruction (including Anterior Cruciate ligaments) and calf and foot problems.

Owing to his personal interests as a keen runner and cyclist, Mr Walczak is conscious of the needs of an athlete and he remains committed to allowing people of all abilities to return to sports and physical activity if at all possible.

By all accounts, his patient-focused approach to medical care remains a constituent part of what makes his services so sought after. His philosophy revolves around his desire to do the utmost in making an accurate diagnosis and instigate treatment. He is aware that he may not be able to definitively deal with a given problem, but if he cannot organise appropriate care, he has a network of colleagues in other specialities who will be able to assist.

Mr Walcak: "I pride myself that I and my team are always able to provide a rapid and efficient response to any concern or complication. I feel most strongly that as a Surgeon my responsibility to the patients under my care extends to any problems experienced following discharge, and I feel that I and my team, rather than your General Practitioner, should be on hand to deal with any concerns." 

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27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 1.79 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 1.79 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
Recommended by 2 specialists
22 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Pain, Arthritis (Knee) + 18 more

Mr Henry Atkinson received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1998. He qualified as a Bone and Joint (Trauma and Orthopaedic) Surgeon from 2008. As part of his training he completed renowned fellowships in Adelaide, Australia as well as in Canada and Serbia. His fellowships allowed him to gain extensive expertise in all lower limb surgeries. Mr Atkinson is thus adept and has experience in managing problems of the hip, knee and ankle. He has a particular interest in the management of sporting injuries.

Mr Atkinson regularly lectures in Belgrade, Serbia and gives advice on the design and implementation of research projects.

He is currently appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at North Middlesex University hospital, where he received an NHS Clinical Excellence Award in May 2012.

Known for the energy and enthusiasm he brings to his practice and patients, he balances work with spending time with his wife and young family in the North London area. 

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 1.79 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 1.79 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
Recommended by 2 specialists
25 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Hip Arthroscopy + 35 more

Mr Gurdeep Biring is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) where he has worked since 2007. He is Arthroplasty Lead at BHT and the Director of the Hip2kneeclinic. He specialises in Lower Limb Reconstructive Hip and Knee Surgery and is fellowship trained in all contemporary techniques with a particular interest in hip and knee arthroscopy, primary hip/knee joint replacement, hip resurfacing, revision joint replacement surgery, sports injuries and minimally invasive joint replacement surgery. Mr Biring studied medicine at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London and trained in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Rotation (Stanmore), where he developed a keen interest in lower limb arthroplasty surgery. This interest resulted in him giving academic research presentations, and releasing publications for the treatment of patients receiving joint replacement. He completed a Master of Science Degree in Orthopaedic Engineering with Distinction in 2003. After successfully completing the FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedic) Intercollegiate Specialty Board Examination in 2004, he was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Research Grant to pursue a Specialist Fellowship in Hip and Knee Reconstruction at the world renowned Vancouver General & Health Sciences Centre in 2005-6. Other awards have included The British Hip Society 2007 European Travelling Fellowship to the EndoKlinik, and a Hip Arthroscopy Travelling Fellowship in the world famous Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado with Marc Philippon. In 2010, he was awarded the Davenport Research Award from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to study the treatment Femoro-acetabular Impingement. Mr Biring offers a comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions affecting the lower limb such as sports injuries and arthritis. He continues to perform research in the field of hip & knee surgery and maintains strong academic links with North America, Europe and Bucks New University. His aim is to provide a caring patient centred approach with prompt diagnosis and rapid rehabilitation and enhanced recovery utilizing contemporary joint restoration and replacement techniques. Mr Biring is honoured to be an integral part of the Buckinghamshire Hospitals Orthopaedic Service and is committed to further improving this acclaimed programme. During his spare time, Mr Gurdeep Biring enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. His interests include golf, cricket, travel and comedy.

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30 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6PU - 1.40 miles
Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre at 30 Devonshire - 1.40 miles
30 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6PU
Recommended by 3 specialists
27 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Bone Tumour Surgery, Hip Replacement, Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation + 25 more

Mr Rob Pollock specialises in the management of hip and knee conditions as well as bone and soft tissue tumours throughout the body. He is the Clinical Director of the Joint Reconstruction and Sarcoma Units at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where he was appointed as a Consultant in 2004. His private practice is run at The Princess Grace and The Wellington Hospitals operated by HCA Healthcare UK.

Mr Pollock has extensive experience in first time and revision hip and knee replacements and limb salvage surgery for musculo-skeletal tumours.

Qualifying at University College London in 1993 with a first class honours degree, his orthopaedic training took place in various London teaching hospitals including UCLH, St Mary's and the RNOH. He then undertook fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Denver, USA where he gained experience in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, and the management of bone tumours.

In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious American, British and Canadian (ABC) Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association. He spent six weeks visiting the premier orthopaedic clinics in North America and the experience he gained has been of great benefit to him and his patients.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Hip Society, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Oncology Society and European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society.

Mr Pollock has published over 90 research papers on joint reconstruction and bone cancer and regularly presents his work at national and international meetings. He enjoys teaching orthopaedic and is an instructor on many of the postgraduate courses at the RNOH. Mr Pollock has 7 clinical excellence awards related to his NHS practice.

In his spare time he is mostly found outdoors in the Chilterns with his young family enjoying cycling, running and walking his dog. He regularly competes in triathlons and in 2016 completed a full Ironman.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Partial and total knee replacement
  • Robotic assisted knee surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Revision knee and hip replacement
  • Bone and soft tissue tumour surgery
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Bone and soft tissue tumours
  • Metastatic bone disease
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60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London - 2.69 miles
St John & St Elizabeth Hospital - 2.69 miles
60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London
Recommended by 8 specialists
25 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Pain, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury + 58 more

Mr Saksena has been a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon since 2009. He undertook his medical training in Scotland and graduated with honours in 1995. He underwent his initial surgical training in the UK and Australia before embarking on his specialist orthopaedic training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital Rotation. He has worked and lived in the North London area since 2002.

Joyti Saksena's clinical practice lies in hip and knee joint replacement surgery, complex primary hip replacement and revision hip and knee replacement.

He performs arthroscopic knee surgery and soft tissue knee reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament and medial patella-femoral ligament reconstruction. He has a keen interest in joint preservation surgery of the hip and knee and undertakes procedures to try and prevent the need for joint replacement particularly in the younger patient including hip arthroscopy.

During his training he undertook 3 specialist fellowships:

  • Hip Reconstruction under the guidance of Miss Sarah Muirhead-Allwood at the Princess Grace and King Edward VII hospitals, London.
  • Hip and Knee arthroplasty fellowship at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Under the guidance of Mr K Tucker (past president British Hip Society)
  • Specialist Knee fellowship at The Royal Free and Wellington Knee Unit under the guidance of Mr GSE Dowd and Mr HE Ware.

His other roles include Director of Medical Education at the Royal Free London NHS Trust, where he is responsible for the training needs of over 600 trainee doctors over 3 hospitals.

His research interest lies in improving surgical and quality of life outcomes. His aim is to provide enhanced recovery by adopting approaches that improve the whole patient journey from pre-operative assessment to post-operative rehabilitation. He has published and presented his research work in Europe and the USA.

Joyti Saksena keeps up to date by attending national and international scientific meetings. He undertook a traveling surgeon visit to the USA to visit surgeons who specialise in conservative hip and custom knee replacement techniques. He has adopted 3D computer-aided planning in to his practise and patient specific implants.

He is keen on innovation in orthopaedics and has been involved in the design and testing of a number of orthopaedic implants.

He lives in North London with his wife and two children.

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Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU - 2.88 miles
Cromwell Hospital - 2.88 miles
Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
Recommended by 10 specialists
16 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Knee Pain, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement + 48 more

Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, practicing at the BMI Clementine Churchilll Hospital, The Syon Clinic and the Cromwell Hospital. He graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2004 with a distinction in MBBS and completed his training on the London Northwest Thames rotation. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015. He later completed his lower limb fellowship at Guys Hospital Hip Unit where he was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) travelling fellowship to Toronto and a visiting fellowship to Pretoria, South Africa.

In 2017 Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar was appointed as Consultant Hip & Knee surgeon at the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (Northwick Park & Central Middlesex Hospitals). He maintains an interest in postgraduate education and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. He is also an invited faculty to numerous regional and national courses. He is also the Deputy Training Programme Director for London Northwest Thames Trauma and Orthopaedics higher surgical rotation.

In his spare time, Hani enjoys running, football and tennis and serves as the medical doctor for Brentford Football Club.

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1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL - 3.58 miles
BMI The London Independent Hospital - 3.58 miles
1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
Recommended by 10 specialists
17 years of experience
Knee Replacement, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Meniscal Repair, ACL Reconstruction + 36 more

Mr Tarun Taneja is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with over two decades of experience in Knee surgery and knee issues. He sees private patients at the BMI London Independent Hospital.

Mr Taneja gained his primary medical qualifications in India, and later came to the UK where he trained on one the renowned Percival Potts Rotation. He also under took various sports injury knee fellowships and worked with the FIFA Medical Network. Since qualifying, Mr Taneja has worked closely with sports medicine physicians to deliver a high standard of patient care, and is also actively involved in the training of future Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Mr Sherif El-Tawil - Knee Replacement Specialist
Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX - 9.78 miles
BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital - 9.78 miles
Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
Recommended by 4 specialists
15 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Knee Pain, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Meniscal Repair + 55 more

Mr El-Tawil is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in knee and hip surgery. His NHS base is at London North West University NHS Trust, based at Northwick Park & Central Middlesex Hospitals.

His private practice is at the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow.

His subspecialist experience in complex knee and hip surgery has arisen from three prestigious and internationally reknowned fellowships:

  • The Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute (SORI)
  • The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham

Having graduated in 2005 from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in London with double-distinction and a First Class Honours BSc degree, he became a specialist registrar on the Royal London rotation where he gained higher surgical experience in hospitals across London.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons was awarded in 2014, and subsequently an MSc from The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where he was awarded the Highest Achiever Prize for research on computer-assisted knee replacement.

He is the recipient of multiple national and international awards, and is invited as lecturer and examiner on numerous orthopaedic courses.

He is a Clinical and Educational Supervisor for orthopaedic surgical trainees on the North Thames rotation.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Knee Surgery:

  • Knee Arthroscopy (Total Knee Replacement)
  • Partial Knee Replacement ( Unicondylar- PFJ)
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery
  • Revision Knee Surgery
  • Knee Preservation Surgery 
  • Patella Realignment
  • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
  • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Repair
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Chondral Grafting
  • Multiligament Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Knee Injections: (Including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP And NStride)

Hip Surgery:

  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Injections:(Including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid)
  • Peri-prosthetic Fractures

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Trauma Surgery:

  • Adult and Paediatric fracture care
  • Adult and Paediatric fracture fixation

Knee Surgery:

  • Knee Arthroscopy (Total and Partial Knee Replacement)
  • Revision Knee Surgery 
  • Knee Realignment Surgery (Osteotomy)
  • Knee Keyhole (Sport) Surgery; Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery 
  • Primary and Revision Soft Tissue Knee Surgeries 

Paediatric Orthopedic Surgery:

  • Paediatric fractures

Sport injury

Prosthetic Joint infections

Peri-peosthetic fracture

Adult and Paediatric trauma care

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Mr Akash Patel - Knee Replacement Specialist
St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA - 2.31 miles
The Wellington Hospital - 2.31 miles
St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
Recommended by 8 specialists
15 years of experience
Knee Replacement, Knee Pain, Arthritis (Hip), Osteoarthritis + 56 more


Contact email:

Secretary: 02039955463 / 07775814925

Appointments Kings Oak/Cavell (Enfield, North London): 02083709505

Appointments Royal Free Hospital (Hampstead, Central London): 02073177751

Appointments Hospital St John and St Elizabeth (St Johns Wood, Central London): 02078064000

Appointments Wellington Hospital (Central London): 02035532085

Mr Akash Patel is a double-fellowship trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, with specialist expertise in Hip and Knee disorders. He is Associate Professor at University College London. His key focus is to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients, utilising proven evidence-based technologies and enhanced recovery.

He has expertise and specialist surgical interests in joint replacements, arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), sports injuries and trauma. He also uses modern, non-operative treatments for management of hip and knee disorders, including biologics (PRP) and bracing.

Mr Patel graduated from University College London (2005) and was selected to undertake trauma and orthopaedic training on the Imperial Northwest London rotation. He was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (England), followed by prestigious specialist UK hip/knee fellowships at Royal Berkshire and Royal Free London Hospitals. His experience and skills were further enhanced at world class international units. These included Royal North Shore Hospital (Australia), ESSKA Knee Fellowship (Germany, France, Holland), Trauma Travelling Fellowship (South Africa) and International Healthcare Leadership Programme (Switzerland).

In addition, Mr Patel has completed BSc (UCL) and MSc (Evidence Based Orthopaedics – Warwick University) under the guidance of Professor Matt Costa (Oxford University). He has published research extensively, and presented nationally/internationally, winning numerous prizes.

Mr Patel has a keen interest in sports, exercise and surgical education. Specifically, advanced orthopaedic training for all healthcare professionals. He is Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor (Royal College of Surgeons). Mr Patel is director for multiple national Orthopaedic Masterclass surgical training courses. Positive feedback received for mentoring and teaching has led to the award of an Imperial College London Honorary Senior Lectureship.

He also ran the London Marathon and raised more than £3000 for the Children's Trust Charity. He enjoys keeping fit and lives with his family in North London, where he was born.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Hip replacement

Hip arthroscopy

Hip injections

Knee replacement

Knee arthroscopy

Knee injections

Knee ligament surgery (ACL, MPFL reconstruction)

Knee meniscal surgery

Patellofemoral (kneecap) joint surgery

PRP injections for early arthritis and tendonitis

Sports injuries

Non-surgical management of arthritis using knee braces

Fracture surgery

Hip osteoarthritis

Hip avascular necrosis (AVN)

Hip fractures

Hip trochanteric bursitis

Hip impingement

Hip and groin pain

Hip replacement / injection / arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

Knee osteoarthritis

Knee meniscal injury

Knee ligament injury (ACL)

Knee fractures

Knee pain

Knee replacement / injection / arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) / ligament reconstruction

Sports injuries

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What is a Knee Replacement?

A knee replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty), involves replacing a worn or damaged knee with an artificial joint. More than 70,000 knee replacements are carried out in England and Wales each year, and the elderly are the most common group to undergo knee replacements. Typically, a knee replacement lasts over 20 years, if it is cared for properly. There are two types of knee replacement, either total knee replacement where both sides of your knee joint are replaced or partial knee replacement, in which only one side of your joints is replaced. Common reasons where the surgery is needed are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, haemophillia, gout or knee injury.

How is a Knee Replacement performed?

Two types of anaesthetic can be used, either general where you are asleep during the surgery or epidural where the injection is given into your spine to numb the lower half of your body. Your surgeon will remove the worn ends of the bones in your knee joint and replace it with metal and plastic parts which have been measured previously to fit. The wound is then closed with stitches and a dressing is applied. The procedure takes one to three hours.

How to prepare for a Knee Replacement?

Read any information leaflets so that you are well informed. As you will have limited mobility after the surgery, arrange for help and sort out transport before the surgery. You should also stay active to strengthen the muscles around your knee as this will help in recovery.

Your surgeon will also take a medical history and run a couple of tests, such as blood tests, urine tests, electrocardiograms (ECG) and X-rays, to show that you are healthy before proceeding. There are also a number of medications that you should stop taking, for example anticoagulants, as they will thin your blood, and affect the healing process. Your surgeon will discuss this with you and offer any alternative medications.

What happens after a Knee Replacement?

You will need to stay in the hospital for a few days after the surgery and will be given painkillers to help relieve pain. A blood transfusion may be administered if you lose too much blood. While at the hospital, a physiotherapist will teach you some exercise to help strengthen your knee. You will also be given advice on how to avoid dislocation of your new joint and how to take care of it.

You are able to go home after three to five days and may experience tiredness as you just had surgery. It can take up to months before the discomfort subsides. Regarding when can you drive again or go back to work, your physiotherapist will advise you, depending on your condition. It is best to avoid strenuous activities that may damage the new joint.

As with any other surgery, there are risks. Although rare, these include knee stiffness, possible infection, bleeding at the site of injury, blood clots or persistent pain. If you experience chest pains, there may be a clot in your lung (pulmonary embolism), contact your doctor immediately to seek urgent treatment.