About the Joint Replacement Centre

We have partnered with Bupa, a leading global healthcare company, to bring a dedicated joint replacement centre to West and Central London, offering the highest standards in joint replacement for both knee and hip replacements, under the treatment of Fortius experts.  

We offer the latest cutting edge technology at the centre with Mako robotic assisted surgery, offering patients truly personalised medical care.

Our team of experts uses the latest evidence-based critical care pathway to enable patients to recover as fast as possible after their surgery. This means that, as a patient, you benefit from a shorter stay in hospital and a carefully managed return home.

The Enhanced Recovery Pathway

An expert team of surgeons and anaesthetists at the Fortius Joint Replacement Centre has worked together to review the latest evidence supporting patient care pathways and to share their thinking on best practice. This has led to the development of a unified, evidence-based approach, for use at the Centre.

This approach is based on the principles of the Enhanced Recovery Pathway (ERP), and Rapid Recover pathway (Biomet) which aims to accelerate and improve all aspects of a patient’s recovery process following surgery. This pathway combines a proven approach to pain management, clinical and surgical practice, patient education, mobility, diet and lifestyle and helps to achieve an optimal patient experience and outcome.

After surgery, the ERP focuses on getting patients out of bed and moving their new joint as soon as possible, supported by effective pain relief. This approach is backed up by a multitude of research papers, which have shown that the earlier a person gets out of bed and starts walking, eating, and drinking after their operation, the faster their rehabilitation is likely to be and the better their outcome from surgery.

What are the benefits of the Enhanced Recovery Pathway?

  • Shorter length of hospital stay – the average is three days
  • A better range of motion and faster recovery in the early stages of recovery
  • Reduced rates of post-operative complications (including blood clots and infections)
  • Greater comfort for the patient – no wound drains, early removal of intravenous lines, no bladder catheters, no oxygen requirements
  • A shift from using general to local / regional anaesthesia is central to this, although you can request not to be aware during the surgery and be sedated.
  • The avoidance of blood transfusions where possible
  • Significant reduction and control of pain
  • A less stressful experience, resulting in increased patient satisfaction

How to find us

Fortius Joint Replacement Centre

Fortius Joint Replacement Centre at Bupa Cromwell Hospital
164-178 Cromwell Road

0203 195 2442

Our Fortius Joint Replacement Centre is based at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, a leading London private hospital. This partnership provides the highest standard in hip and knee joint replacement surgery with the latest robotic technology and bespoke treatment pathways.