Hip Surgery

Hip Replacements

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Ranked second in the UK for health gain in patients who have had hip surgery, at Rivers we know the impact hip pain can have on your day-to-day life.  Hip replacement surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries, helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.  Read more about the Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) rankings….

Our hip service is consultant-led with patients seeing the same consultant from their initial consultation and diagnosis through to surgery and post-discharge care.  Our expert orthopaedic surgeons are supported by a fully-equipped diagnostic department offering onsite MRI scanning, x-rays and ultrasound, and work alongside a team of musculoskeletal physiotherapists to help patients return to full mobility as quickly as possible.

You don’t need private medical insurance to come to the Rivers hip clinic.  If you’re a self-paying patient, you don’t necessarily even need a GP referral.  Just call us to arrange an appointment – and we’ll do the rest.

To book an appointment please call 01279 212952


What are the benefits of surgery?

If the operation is successful, you should be able to walk better and do more of your normal activities.  Surgery is usually carried out when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief.

What does the operation involve?

Your surgeon will make a cut on the side of your hip to insert the hip replacement. The hip replacement is fixed into the bone using an acrylic cement or special coatings on the hip replacement that bond directly to the bone.

How soon will I recover?

You should be able to go home after five to ten days.

You will need to use crutches or walking sticks for a few weeks.

Most people recover well but it is important to follow the advice your physiotherapist gives you about exercises to strengthen your hip muscles.

Acknowledgements
Author: Mr Stephen Milner DM FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

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