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The Hip Replacement Service at The London Clinic

Chronic hip pain can be debilitating, affecting your health and your quality of life. Hip replacement surgery can reduce the pain and improve your mobility and your wellbeing. The London Clinic is a centre of expertise for hip surgery and hip replacements are one of the operations most frequently performed by our specialist orthopaedic surgeons.

In a healthy hip, the cartilage lining the bones helps the ball and socket joint move smoothly against each other. Arthritis or injury can damage or wear away this cartilage, making movement painful and difficult. If painkillers, exercise and physiotherapy don’t ease the pain, surgical replacement of the hip joint may be necessary.

Our expert surgeons can replace the damaged ball and socket with state-of-the-art prosthetic devices. The dedicated physiotherapy team will help you get back on your feet using The London Clinic’s exclusive patient pathway, which includes controlled mobilisation on our AlterG anti-gravity treadmill and rehabilitation in our hydrotherapy pool.

Understanding your treatment

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Many people are concerned that hip replacement may increase pain or decrease mobility. However, this operation is one of the most commonly carried out orthopaedic surgeries and success rates are excellent. Post-operatively most people have a significantly less pain and an improvement in their hip’s range of movement. A year after surgery, more than 90% of people were satisfied with their hip replacement.

The London Clinic offers a range of diagnostic imaging so that your orthopaedic consultant has all the information necessary to customise a treatment plan to your needs. 

Treatment facts

Surgery for hip replacement can be done under general anaesthetic or using a regional block, so that you will conscious, but numb from the waist down. One of our consultant anaesthetists will advise on the best approach for you, bearing in mind your feelings, your health and any anxiety you feel about the operation.

Many of the specialists at The London Clinic prefer minimally-invasive surgery for hip replacement. There are smaller scars and less muscle damage, so that you should be back on your feet more quickly.

The operation can take up to around two hours. Your surgeon will make an incision over your hip of around 10cm, before using surgical instruments to remove the ball from the top of the thigh and replace it with a high-tech prosthesis. The hip socket is then hollowed out and an artificial socket inserted. Your surgeon may use a camera and computer guidance to increase precision.

OUR CONSULTANTS

 

PAY FOR YOUR OWN TREATMENT

The London Clinic has a number of highly experienced consultants available to perform your hip replacement surgery.   We offer hip replacement surgery from £8995. Avoid waiting lists and choose to have the surgery at a time to suit you.
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