Hip Replacement

Getting older is inevitable and we will all start to feel aches and pains in places we never used to. Most of the time it won’t stop us from doing the things we love but sometimes it becomes too much.

Pain in our hips can be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or a sport injury. Usually the pain comes from the bones, which form the joint, rubbing together because the lining between them that allows smooth movement has been damaged.

Whatever the reason, our team of specialists are here to help you get back to doing the things you love, and will support you every step of the way.

The first step is to have an initial consultation with one of our specialists.

Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 914 906

 

What to expect from Hip Replacement Surgery

  • What is a total hip replacement?
    A total hip replacement is a common type of surgery that replaces a damaged hip joint with an artificial one, often referred to as a prosthesis. Your hip joint is a ball and socket joint, the ball-shape at the top of your leg bone fits into the socket of your pelvis and is surrounded by cartilage tissue that helps to allow smooth movement of the leg preventing the two bones from rubbing together. Over time the joint becomes damaged from the wear and tear of everyday activities causing pain and may need to be replaced.
  • What does the surgery involve?
    Surgery is usually carried out under spinal anaesthetic and sedation. During surgery, the parts of your bones that are rubbing together will be removed and replaced with a prosthesis made from artificial materials such as metal, ceramic or plastic. Your surgeon will be able to discuss all these details with you during your initial consultation and our Joint School is designed to help answer any questions you might have about surgery, your prosthesis and recovery ahead of your operation.
  • How much does hip replacement surgery cost?
    At KIMS Hospital we offer a guide price of £9,900.

    The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients having this procedure and standard prosthesis costs. The price will only change if your pre-admission assessment identifies any additional clinical needs such as; extra nursing care due to pre-existing conditions, special equipment or non-standard prosthesis.

    Following your pre-admission assessment, your final quoted cost is part of our fixed price package that includes the consultant’s fee for performing the procedure, anaesthetic fees, follow-up consultations and all hospital costs including the prosthesis, theatre time, nursing care and length of stay.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with surgery, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your surgery so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.

    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their surgery upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your surgery over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included within the package price. Your surgeon will invoice you separately for this.

  • How long will I stay in Hospital?
    You will usually be in hospital between 2-5 days. This is dependent on the progress you make following your procedure. Your surgeon will be able to discuss this with you prior to your procedure and you will learn about rehabilitation in hospital and discharge criteria during Joint School.
  • How long does it take to recover after surgery and will I be in pain?
    Recovery time will vary from patient to patient, full recovery can take around 6 months however some can take up to 6 weeks dependant on progress with exercises. Pain should ease shortly after the surgery with the help of pain relief given during your stay. At Joint School we will be able to give you more information about pain control and your surgeon will be able to discuss with you during your consultation.
  • What is the best preparation for aiding recovery?
    It is important that you give yourself the time to heal properly and complete your physiotherapy programme following surgery. But before your operation it is always best to be well informed about your procedure, ask your surgeon any questions you may have and attending our Joint School to learn about all aspects of your treatment will really help in your recovery.
  • When can I drive again?
    This will vary from patient to patient and it may be between four to six weeks after your procedure before you can drive. However, your surgeon or GP will be able to advise you at your review appointment.
  • When can I go back to work?
    This will vary from patient to patient and from job to job but it may be between six to twelve weeks after your procedure before you can return to work. However, your surgeon or GP will be able to advise you at your review appointment.
  • What is the best way to look after my new hip?
    Our Joint School will be the perfect source of information to help you look after your new hip. However, an essential part of your recovery and ongoing progress will be to continue the exercises you are given by your physiotherapist to help prevent stiffness and better the outcome of your replacement. Your surgeon will also be able to give you advice on looking after your new hip.

Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options

Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

Our Consultants

  • Mr Krissen Chettiar

    FRCS(Tr & Orth), MA Medical Law and Ethics, BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, MBBS

                                   

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Lee David

    MBBS MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Abhijit Dey

    MBBCh MRCS(Eng) MD FRCS(Tr&Orth)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Rohit Jain

    MBBS, MS(Orth), MRCSEd, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), PG Diploma (Orthopaedic Engineering)

    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Mark Norris

    MBChB MRCS FRCS(Tr&Orth)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Shockwave Therapy
  • Mr Simon Pearce

    MBBS MSc FRCS (Tr&Orth)

    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Kasetti Ravikumar

    FRCS FRCS Orth MCh MS Dip NB

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Srinivas Samsani

    MS Orth PGI, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MSc Trauma, Dip Orth London.

    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Guy Slater

    MBBS FRCS (Tr and orth) FRCS (Eng)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
  • Mr Neil Slater

    MA FRCS FRCS (Orth)

    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
    • Slipped Disc Removal (Orthopaedic)
  • Mr James Smith

    MBBS MRCS FRCS (Orth)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
  • Mr Jonathan Walczak

    MBBS BSc FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Orth)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)
  • Mr James Young, Consultant

    Mr James Young

    MBBS B.Sc. (Hons) MRCS FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy or Meniscectomy
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Replacement (Partial)
    • Knee Replacement (Total)