People choose to come to us for knee surgery for a number of reasons. Whether you live in Croydon itself, elsewhere in Surrey or much further afield, when you choose Shirley Oaks for your knee treatment you will benefit from:
Rapid access to an expert
Knee problems can have a big impact on everyday life and you'll undoubtedly want to get things treated and resolved as soon as possible. With a number of leading knee experts on-site at any one time, we'll be able to book an appointment for you without delay, so that you can get started with any treatment necessary sooner.
With over 4 million patients on NHS waiting lists, it's important to know that you could have your definitive care far sooner and also at a time of your choosing. Many people also prefer the security of having surgery on a green site which is Covid-free and also MRSA-free.
Excellent patient satisfaction rates
In an independent survey, over 97.6% of people we'd treated said they were likely or highly likely to recommend Shirley Oaks Hospital to their friends and family. We're grateful for this feedback and continue to focus on providing the highest level of care for every person we treat.
A personal approach from start to finish
Everybody's knees are shaped slightly differently, and a bespoke approach to treatment ensures any treatment you receive is optimal for your specific condition and biomechanics. With our state-of-the-art facilities and a highly experienced team, we can treat you properly and get you back to better knee health sooner.
Remote consultations available
While consultations are routinely carried out in person at Shirley Oaks, we can also offer remote consultations by telephone or online video call if you prefer.
Comprehensive support and aftercare included
After any kind of knee surgery, it's important you receive the right support and guidance throughout your recovery. Our dedicated physiotherapy team will support you throughout your time with us, helping you regain strength, mobility and function in your knee safely and at a sensible pace.
"Patients are assessed preoperatively to ensure that they have a clear plan for their rehabilitation after the operation," explains Mr Kinmont. "We offer physiotherapy seven days a week. It helps to optimise recovery."
Many NHS trusts limit the use of more expensive ceramic implants to younger patients (in some cases under 55s only). At Shirley Oaks Hospital we will always choose a bespoke implant, which will be suitable for your lifestyle needs and bone quality, rather than just treating you by your age.
From experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeons to physiotherapists, nurses, podiatrists, occupational therapists and radiologists, we have the expertise to ensure you receive the best treatment for your specific knee condition and optimised rehabilitation and recovery following treatment. In contrast to many NHS units, we offer either remote or face-to-face physiotherapy, this is particularly important when recovering from a knee replacement.