A knee replacement can restore your knee joint and help you enjoy an active lifestyle for many years.
  • Treat arthritis, sports injuries and fractures
  • Enjoy freedom from pain and immobility
  • Get back to doing what you love

Miranda’s knee replacement

Miranda was admitted to Worthing Hospital in 2018 after injuring her left knee while skiing in France

Keith’s double knee replacement

Keith was referred to Mr Shah in 2017 with pain and bowing in both legs. He had previously injured both of his knees

Nick’s partial knee replacement

Nick’s painful knee joint was having a significant impact on daily life when he visited Mr Shah for a consultation

Keith’s double knee replacement

Keith was referred to Mr Shah in 2017 with pain and bowing in both legs. He had previously injured both of his knees

Long-lasting relief from knee pain

Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, involves replacing a damaged knee joint with an artificial implant. It’s usually recommended to relieve the symptoms of arthritis but can also cure sports injuries and fractures.

We usually consider a knee replacement only when less invasive treatment options have been exhausted, for example, medication, physiotherapy and cortisone injections. 

If conservative treatments fail to provide long-term relief from pain and immobility, a knee replacement can offer excellent results.

Your personalized knee replacement

Depending on which part of your joint is damaged, you might need a total knee replacement or a partial knee replacement.

We’ll scan your knee to create a 3D image of your joint, so Mr Shah can tailor your surgery to your exact needs and create a prosthesis that’s unique to you.

We always aim to retain as much of your knee joint as possible, while making sure you get the best result. Mr Shah uses a less invasive approach, which uses a smaller incision, resulting in less trauma to the surrounding tissues, a shorter recovery time and less discomfort post-op.

My level of fitness has improved so much

After being referred to Mr Shah, he agreed to replace both knees, three months apart. At the time it seemed a long recovery period, but now 18 months later my level of fitness has improved so much that I am taking part in a sponsored trek in Morocco next June.

Keeping you comfortable

Your knee replacement will be carried out under a general or spinal anaesthetic, so you won’t be aware of the procedure or feel any pain. You’ll be under the care of an experienced anaesthetist throughout your operation. During your surgery, Mr Shah will carefully remove any damaged bone and tissues, before fitting your prosthesis. Mr Shah performs hundreds of knee replacements every year. It’s a straightforward operation that usually takes around an hour to complete.

Supporting you at every step

You’ll need to stay in hospital for a few days after your operation, but with the help of crutches, you’ll be back on your feet within 24 hours. Physiotherapy is an essential part of your treatment and will help you to build strength in your knee and learn how to use it in the correct way. With a little determination, you’ll be able to start gentle exercises within a few weeks, gradually building yourself up to more strenuous activities. We’ll see you for your first follow-up appointment two weeks after your operation, and again at six weeks. If you have any concerns or questions in between, we’re always here to help, and you’ll be provided with an emergency contact number so you can get in touch with us any time of the day.

Enjoy a new lease of life

You should see a dramatic improvement after your knee surgery. Your new knee will function just like a natural joint, allowing you to enjoy everyday activities as well as more active pursuits. You can expect your new knee to last for between 10 and 20 years – sometimes much longer. If or when your knee replacement does wear out, it can be replaced to maintain your newfound freedom.

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to a new lease of life

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Frequently asked questions

What are the signs that you may need a knee replacement?

The most common cause of a knee replacement is osteoarthritis. The signs to watch out for include pain and stiffness and restricted mobility.

Do you need a referral to see Mr Shah?

If you are paying for your treatment or have medical insurance, you can contact us directly to arrange your first consultation.

Are there alternatives to a knee replacement?

Before we consider surgery, we’ll explore all your other options, which could include medication, physiotherapy, cortisone injections and arthroscopy.

How long does a knee replacement take?

Typically, a knee replacement takes 60–90 minutes.

How long will you need to take off work?

You’ll be able to return to work when you feel able to, which will depend on the type of job you do. Most patients take six weeks off work.