Stop long waiting lists in the UK, select France for your knee replacement !​

You are overwhelmed with your pain? You can’t move as you did which leads to a deterioration of your general condition? The UK doesn’t allow you to access state-of-the-art surgery quickly ?

In coordination with you, My Medical Suitcase helps you to find out the right place for your knee surgery in a short term with the lowest possible out-of-pocket expenses.

Put all the chances on your side and come to be operated in the best French centres and clinics.

The insurance of being taken care of in a highly specialised & renowned medical establishment

You need peace of mind and confidence in your health professionals. Our orthopaedic surgeons are highly specialised and perform more than 600 knee replacements each year. They use innovative and minimally invasive surgical protocols. Offer you these latest surgical techniques!

You question yourself about surgery in France
kind of care, cost, coverage, rehabilitation, access....

Medical path

How long will you have to stay in France?
Your stay in France for your surgery and rehabilitation will last a maximum of 3 weeks, depending on the protocol defined by the surgeon.

Do you need rehabilitation after surgery?
You want to resume your activities as soon as possible: the specialised rehabilitation centre and its teams will be pleased to welcome you on site Get access to a full integrated path from surgery to rehabilitation. All the team is patient orientated suggesting options corresponding to patients ‘will.

Costs & Access to specialists

How much does it cost for a full knee replacement?
The cost of a full knee replacement surgery can vary according to your pathology and the surgeon. You can consider it from 14.500£ to 15.500£

How long does it take to have access to a surgeon ?
Within one month after the first advise of the surgeon you will be operated.


What are the different options to be covered for a surgery in France?

You are a NHS affiliate, agreements do exist between France and the UK permitting a quicker access to knee surgery in France with no or limited self-payment.

You are a self-payer, do not hesitate to compare the French offer with your local ones. It’s without risk. You will then be in a position to make a well-informed decision.

You have a local insurance. Do not hesitate to contact them to know if you would be covered for a knee surgery in France.

You have an international insurance, you can be treated in any country you would like to in the limit of your cover. Check your insurance policy and choose the best option for you.

Access to specialists​

Would you pay the same price if you pass through My Medical Suitcase or in direct?

Would you think you would pay less passing directly through the care center than contacting My Medical Suitcase, you could be right. In practice this is not true. We have specific agreements with our partner centres guaranteeing the same price as if you would directly contact them. We give you the guarantee of being taken care of by the best surgeons and accompany you so that your health is your only concern. Forget the mental burden of appointments, paperwork, transport... We take care of everything for you.

The waiting lists for surgery are so long in the UK that you don’t know who to turn to. Professor John Skinner, President of the British Orthopaedic Association said : “Trauma and Orthopaedic patients continue to make up a significant proportion of those on waiting lists. 60,000 are waiting over 52 weeks, a 21% increase on last year, and the numbers over 104 weeks continue to rise“. Prolonged waiting has a significant impact on patient’s mental and physical health. Patients in severe pain lose mobility and independance, their health deteriorates, they are unable to work, require more GP support and increasingly rely on stronger and stronger pain killers.

According to a report from the Royal College of Surgeons in England, the numver of patients on the NHS waiting list reached six million in 2022. Of these, over 18,500 had been waiting more than two years for their surgery. Patients facing longest waiting times are for Trauma and Orthopaedic treatment, such as hip and knee replacements.

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My Medical Suitcase:the reference for Total Knee replacement surgery in France

Our mission :
To help the patient to maintain his quality of life focusing on his life project.

A global solution (therapeutic, touristic, logistic, administrative...) unequalled

A tailor-made offer based on your specific needs

The guarantee of a written report or remote consultation with one of the leading French knee experts within a week.

The guarantee of being taken care of within a month if surgery is indicated

Post surgery consultation 15 days after your surgery

The best pricing policy thanks to contractual agreements with our care partners

Steps in the care pathway for knee surgery


First contact

Appointment with a My Medical Suitcase member during which you will introduce your situation and your needs. We will ask you to provide a less than 3 months X-ray or, if possible, a CT scan, and your medical history.


Second medical opinion

Within a week, you can have a remote consultation with a surgeon expert in knee replacement surgery – Then, you will get a quote promptly.


Remote consultation with anaesthetist

Upon validation, organisation of a remote consultation with the anesthesologist (maximum one month before the surgery).


date of arrival in France

Arrival in France 3 days before the operation to have a scan and a consultation with the surgeon who will drive the operation - Hospitalization on D-1 - Discharge at D+2



Rehabilitation centre for 3 weeks in hospital or outpatient - D+15 Control consultation with your surgeon


Back home

You return home approximately one month after arrival.


The peace of mind of getting a high quality surgery close to the UK

We work in partnership with the most advanced facilities in the world. Our main partner is ranked #1 in France for knee replacement surgery. Everything happens under the same roof : from diagnosis to rehabilitation, offering exceptional general conditions for convalescence and rehabilitation. A proximity to France that allows easy management of your care.

They trust us

Ready to have your knee replacement in France ?