Here at the Woodlands Suite, we pride ourselves on working with world renowned experts for our specialist treatments.
MRI Scan Single Area excluding Gadolinium Contrast: £295
MRI Scan Two Areas excluding Gadolinium Contrast: £410
MRI Scan Three Areas excluding Gadolinium Contrast: £530
Gadolinium contrast – plus: £50
CT Scanning Single Area: £250
CT Scanning Two Areas: £300
Ultrasound with injection: £400
X ray Limbs – elbow to finger & knee to toe (single area): £80
X ray Whole spine/ long length imaging: £150
X ray Torso – inc single area spine, pelvis: £110
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans
- CAT/CT scan (Computerised Tomography)
You can make use of our private diagnostic services following referral from your GP.
A knee replacement is a major operation and usually takes approximately two hours. You are usually in hospital for one to two nights. You should be prepared to work hard at the exercises given to you by the therapy staff. Before your surgery you will meet your anaesthetist, they will ask you questions about your health and previous anaesthetics. You will need to sign a consent form where the consultant will go through the operation with you and the risks of surgery.
You will be measured for compression stocking before theatre and will need to wear these all the time unless you are instructed otherwise. These compression stocking help reduce the risk of blood clots.
Total knee replacement: from £11,561
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital offers various types of knee replacement, of which your surgeon will choose the most suitable for you.
A total knee replacement resurfaces the whole of your knee. This is the most common operation as more than one area of the knee is usually damaged. The kneecap may or may not be resurfaced depending on the operative findings.
A partial knee replacement will only work for patients with arthritis in one part of the knee. They are not an option if you have inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, if the damaged area is more extensive, or if your knee has become very stiff. A partial knee replacement resurfaces either:
- The inner or outer half of the knee
- The joint between the thigh bone and knee cap.
The worn part of your hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint made of surgical quality stainless steel, a metal alloy or a ceramic. A plastic (polyethylene) liner is usually used.
Some can be used with orthopaedic cement; others have a special coating that binds with the bone instead. Your surgeon will help you choose the most appropriate type of hip replacement for you.
A hip replacement is a major operation and usually takes approximately one hour. The upper part of the thigh bone is removed. The natural hollow in the pelvis, called the acetabulum, is hollowed out further and a plastic cup is fitted into the hollow.
A short, angled stem, with a smooth ball on its upper end to fit into the socket is secured into the canal of the thigh bone. The plastic cup and the metal stem may be either press-fit or may be fixed with acrylic cement. The layers of soft tissue, muscle and skin are stitched and clipped back together.
You are us usually in hospital for one to two nights. Before your surgery you will meet your anaesthetist, they will ask you questions about your health and previous anaesthetics. You will need to sign a consent form where the consultant will go through the operation with you and the risks of surgery. You will be measured for compression stockings before theatre and will need to wear these all the time unless you are instructed otherwise. These compression stockings help reduce the risk of blood clots.
Hip replacement: from £10,688
MAKO robotic assisted surgery
The Woodlands Suite at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was the first hospital in the UK to offer Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery during hip and knee replacements to private patients.
Mako aids the precision of joint replacements and has been successfully used in over 100,000 procedures across the world. It is clinically proven to be more accurate, reduce post-operative pain and speed up recovery.
Mako patient guides can be downloaded below:
Total hip replacement - £12,000
Total knee replacement - £13,000
ROSA Robotic Assisted Surgery
The Woodlands Suite now offers the ROSA robotic assisted surgery for knee replacements. The system facilitates total knee replacements similarly to Mako. It supports surgeons with features to assist with the bone resections, as well as assessing the state of the soft tissues to facilitate implant positioning.
Total Hip replacement: from £11,500
Total knee replacement: from £12,500