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Hip replacements are a commonly performed procedure carried out by our specialist orthopaedic surgeons.


Minimally invasive surgery to replace your hip usually takes around 2 hours and will be performed under general anaesthetic. Alternatively, you could have the procedure done under a spinal or epidural anaesthesia, where you don’t feel anything below the waist. In some cases, you’ll have both so that the pain will be reduced while the general anaesthetic wears off.

If you’re having a general anaesthetic, you’ll be asked not to eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the operation. Once you’ve been put under anaesthetic, your surgeon will make an incision over your hip and thigh before using special surgical instruments to separate the ball and socket joint of your hip.

Your surgeon will then remove the ball at the top of your femur and replace it with a ball on a stem that is attached to the bone. Your hip socket will be hollowed out and an artificial socket placed inside that. The two halves of the joint will then be re-joined and your incision will be closed with stitches.

Why choose The London Clinic?

The London Clinic is dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with over 600 world-renowned consultants available to offer informed health advice and treatment.

Spanning Harley Street and Devonshire Place, The London Clinic is situated in the heart of London’s internationally-known medical district. This central location, together with state-of-the art technologies and facilities that are not widely available in other hospitals, makes The London Clinic the hospital of choice for around 120,000 patients every year.

The London Clinic is an HTA licensed and JACIE accredited cancer centre with an ‘Excellent’ MacMillan Quality Environment Mark and with access to a Level 3 intensive care unit.

Offering affordable and competitive self-pay packages and expert support from Clinical Nurse Specialists and our specialised multidisciplinary team, over 98% of our patients said they would recommend The London Clinic to their friends and families.

Treatment cost

The London Clinic offers affordable, competitive self-pay packages for certain treatments. An All-Inclusive Package for this treatment is available from £13,450.

Patients have the option to spread the cost of treatment with Chrysalis Finance.

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