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Knee Assessment Package

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Don’t let your knee hold you back.

Knee pain, or an inability to trust your knee, can severely restrict your mobility and prevent you from enjoying your day to day life.

Whether caused by general wear and tear, work that exerts extreme pressure on the knees, or a sporting injury, pain and stiffness of the knee that lasts more than a week is a sign of an underlying problem, which if addressed could be remedied.

We’ve created a knee assessment package just for you.

Prices from


Book a knee assessment with us today and get the diagnosis you need


  • Thorough examination & assessment
  • X-Ray of the knee
  • Follow-up to establish treatment plan
  • Call 020 3925 1632
    Lines are open Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm

Enquiries & appointments

Get the expert diagnosis you need to move forward with your recovery, without the wait.

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King Edward VII's Hospital,
5-10 Beaumont Street,
Marylebone, London W1G 6AA

Your all-inclusive package starts from just £350.

With this one-stop knee assessment package, we’ll establish the cause of your knee problem and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan.

Your package includes:

  • A thorough examination and assessment by one of the UK’s leading consultant knee specialists
  • An X-ray of the knee
  • Follow up with your consultant to establish a treatment plan
  • If a one-part MRI scan is required, an additional discounted rate of £450 will be chargeable

And with no waiting lists to worry about, you can be seen at a time that suits you, starting the next phase of your recovery right away.

Do I need a knee assessment?

Knee problems can manifest in many different ways, but some common symptoms to look out for are:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Restricted movement
  • Progressive change in leg shape
  • Giving way
  • Inability to trust the knee
  • New onset clicking
  • Locking (where the knee gets intermittently stuck).

If you are experiencing symptoms as a result of trauma, such as a sports injury where you might have felt a ‘pop’ or ‘snap’, this needs urgent investigation to identify and correct the problem, preventing further damage.

Our expertise in diagnosing and treating knee problems

King Edward VII’s Hospital is a world-renowned centre of excellence for orthopaedics, with over 120 years experience in diagnosing and treating knee problems. Our consultant knee specialists are hand-picked as the leaders in their field, who also work at London teaching hospitals and are involved in the very latest clinical research, looking after top athletes and sports people.

Our team includes Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialists, working collaboratively with consultants to ensure patients receive a personal, tailored treatment plan with one to one support before, during and after surgery.

Insured patients

Our knee assessment package is for self-funding patients only. However, if you have private medical insurance, you can still access the same high standards of diagnosis and treatment. We work with all the top insurers, so call us today and book an initial consultation with one of our specialists.

Your insurance plan should cover any diagnostic scans required, but you may be liable to pay an excess or shortfall. It is always advisable to check with your provider first before confirming a booking.

Meet your knee specialist

Professor David Barrett  ›
Professor Barrett is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at King Edward VII's Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Biomedical Engineering at Southampton University. He has developed a particular specialist interest in minimal intervention knee surgery, including partial resurfacing of the knee and other innovative techniques for younger, more active patients, in addition to total knee replacement.
Special interests include:
Orthopaedic Surgery (+ 1 more)
Mr Chethan Jayadev  ›
Chethan Jayadev is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King Edward VII's Hospital who specialises in knee surgery. Chethan continues to engage in research with a focus on knee osteoarthritis, cartilage regeneration, kinematic alignment in primary knee replacement, and surgical technology and innovation.
Special interests include:
Knee Surgery (+ 4 more)
Mr Gareth Jones  ›
Mr Gareth G Jones is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Imperial College London - a role that enables him to combine his cutting-edge research with clinical practice. He sub-specialises in knee surgery, with the treatment of knee injuries and knee osteoarthritis the focus of both his clinical and academic work.
Special interests include:
Knee Surgery (+ 1 more)
Mr Luke Jones  ›
Mr Luke Jones is an orthopaedic knee surgeon at King Edward VII's Hospital. He is a key opinion leader in London on sports knee injuries, partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, and day case knee replacement. His unit has recently been designated a visitation centre of excellence for Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Special interests include:
Sport Knee Injuries (+ 7 more)
Mr Alex Liddle  ›
Mr Alex Liddle is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery at King Edward VII's Hospital. His NHS Practice is at St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals in London, he is Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial College and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London.
Special interests include:
Hip Surgery (+ 5 more)
Mr Robert Marston  ›
Mr Robert Marston is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon specialising in knee surgery at King Edward VII's Hospital. His current NHS post is Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. He holds an Honorary Consultant Position at St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy.
Special interests include:
Lower Limb Trauma (+ 2 more)
Mr Sam Oussedik  ›
Mr Sam Oussedik is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery for sports injuries and degenerative conditions, as well as all forms of trauma surgery. His practice encompasses all types of knee surgery, with a special interest on joint preservation through osteotomy and biological treatments together with the latest techniques in improving outcomes following knee replacements.
Special interests include:
Sports Injuries (+ 6 more)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose which consultant I see?

Absolutely. Self-funding your treatment enables you to choose when you are seen, and who you are seen by. King Edward VII’s Hospital consultants are among the finest in the UK, so you can be sure you are choosing one of the best for your knee condition.

Is the price fixed irrespective of how complex my knee problem is?

Any knee problem would be suitable for this assessment, however if more complex investigation is required, there would be a supplemental cost.

If your consultant requires you to have an MRI scan, for example if a soft-tissue injury injury is suspected, and you choose to have this done at King Edward VII’s Hospital, we will extend a special discounted price of £450 to Knee Assessment Package patients.

Should your knee problem be more complex and require further investigations, these will be discussed with you by your consultant, and the normal hospital rates will be charged.

Can I use my private health insurance?

If you have private medical insurance, you can still choose when you are seen and who you are seen by, from the same list of outstanding specialists.

The booking process is a little different. This ‘package’ price has been created for self-funding patients only and is not applicable to patients with private medical insurance.

However, if you have private medical insurance, the costs of consultations, diagnostics and treatment should be covered. Check with your insurance provider that your condition and chosen consultant’s fees are covered as you may have to pay an excess or shortfall, and obtain pre-authorisation before booking. Your insurance provider will likely require a GP referral too.

If you need any help with the process, our team is always on hand. Please call 020 7467 4344.

Do I need a GP referral?

You do not need to have a GP referral for a specialist knee assessment package, although it would be useful to have one.

How long will the assessment take?

On average a surgical consultation is between 20-30 minutes, with another 15 minutes for imaging.

What happens during a knee assessment?

The surgeon will take a detailed history about your knee problem, plus any other health conditions, perform a clinical examination, and then – in combination with the X-rays – discuss the likely diagnosis and treatment options.

In what instance might I need a MRI scan?

If your knee problem is likely to be related to a soft tissue problem, such as a ligament injury or meniscal (shock absorber) tear, then an MRI might be required to clarify the diagnosis.

Do I need to prepare for a knee assessment?

It would be useful if you could bring copies of any previous imaging (e.g. x-rays, CTs or MRI scans), and any details you have relating to previous treatment(s).

What do I wear for a knee assessment?

The surgeon will want to examine your knee during the consultation, so it is a good idea to bring a pair of shorts. Alternatively we can provide you with a hospital gown.

What are the potential treatment options?

This of course depends on the diagnosis, but in general, treatment can be non-operative in the form of pain killers, injections and physiotherapy, or operative in the form of surgery.

Your surgeon will discuss all the treatment options with you before agreeing on a treatment plan.