Hip replacement surgery
A hip replacement is a surgical procedure used to treat hip pain usually caused by osteoarthritis or the gradual wearing of the joint. There are several different types of hip replacement surgery available and they all involve the replacement of the damaged hip joint with a prosthetic (artificial) ball and socket joint. The main differences in treatment will be around how the implant is fixed, the material of it (for example ceramic vs titanium hip replacements), the surgical approach and how the implant is made.
As a leading hip replacement surgery clinic, you’ll have access to some of the best hip replacement surgeons in the country. One of our specialists will recommend the best surgery for your hip after a consultation, enabling you to have the most suitable treatment for you as an individual. Using the latest surgical techniques, you will receive first-class care following your surgery at Schoen Clinic London to help you on the road to a quick recovery.
To learn more about our private hip replacement surgery options or to see whether you’re a suitable candidate, book an appointment today.
Why carry out a hip replacement?
Most hip replacements performed in England every year are for treating osteoarthritis of the hip. This is most often the result of gradual wear and tear of the knee joint.
Partial and total hip replacements are available, depending on your age and the severity of the arthritis. After an intial consultation and diagnostic testing your surgeon will recommend the best option for you.
Who is the ideal candidate for hip surgery?
You may be recommended hip replacement surgery if your thigh bone is weak or you’re over 60 years old. Hip surgery is usually offered if you have difficulty walking or if pain in your hip makes sleeping difficult. If alternative treatments (such as hip injection treatment) have not helped, you may be suitable for hip joint replacement surgery.
A hip replacement is major surgery, so your Schoen Clinic Consultant will perform an assessment to find out if you are a suitable candidate. For these reasons, it’s important that you tell us about any pre-existing medical conditions and that you do not smoke before surgery or during the recovery period. You will also need to complete a physiotherapy programme as part of your recovery.