Having knee replacement surgery can be not only daunting but also expensive if you decide to go privately. In the UK, the cost of knee replacement through private companies has rocketed over recent years, and this has resulted in some people having to sit and wait for NHS treatment. However, the knee replacement NHS waiting time is so long that many people don’t feel they can cope, which is why they want to go private. So, although when it comes to knee replacement cost NHS doesn’t charge you do have to weigh up whether you want to pay for a speedy operation or wait around for lengthy periods.
What is the cost of knee replacement?
The cost of knee replacement can vary based on the surgeon and clinic that you go to. However, when it comes to private cost of knee replacement UK residents often pay far more than their European counterparts. Knee replacement cost in Europe tends to be considerably lower than in the UK. Even for partial knee replacement UK residents have to pay a lot of money, and for a total replacement it is even higher.
You could be eligible for a free knee replacement contact us to find out
Depending on how you had your injury on your knee could be entitled to a free knee replacement.
What are the options when it comes to paying the cost for knee replacement?
There are a number of options that you can look at if you are paying for knee replacement rather than going through the NHS. One of the options is to check your medical insurance, as you may find that you have coverage for this sort of operation. If this is the case, speak to your insurance provider to see what they can do and what the next step is. Another consideration is going abroad for the operation in order to save money because the cost is considerably lower in many European destinations. It is also worth remembering that you can access free private treatment in the UK no matter where you live. If you want further information about this, simply give us a call.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
Part and parcel of recovering from your knee operation is to make sure you get physiotherapy. You need to do certain exercises, as directed by a physiotherapist, in order to speed up the healing process, build up the muscles around the knee, and regain your mobility properly. One of the free private treatments you can qualify for is physiotherapy, which is available no matter what part of the UK you are in. If you want to find out more about this free private service, contact us today and we can provide further details.
Is there any other good treatment I can get for free for a knee replacement?
There may be other treatments that you can qualify for through free private treatments when you have knee replacement. For example, it is important to have the right dressings and bandages to ensure that your wound is kept protected and clean, and these should be changed regularly. You can also access these for free through this service. Simply get in touch with us and we can provide you with details.
How long will the recovery take if I go private?
The recovery period should not be affected by whether you go private or through the NHS, as this is based on other factors such as your age, health, the type of surgery you have had, and your mobility. However, what will be affected is the time that you have to wait for your surgery. With the NHS you will join a long waiting list, so you will be left in pain and discomfort. With private treatment you can get the treatment you need right away.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
If you are looking for free private treatment, you may be eligible to get this no matter what part of the UK you are in. Many people are not aware of this and therefore end up turning to the NHS if they cannot afford it. If you would like to know more about whether you qualify for this treatment, all you need to do is contact us today and we can check this for you.