Hip pain can cause severe discomfort and pain making normal day-to-day activities a struggle.
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital we offer hip replacement surgery to replace joints that have been damaged or worn away by injury or arthritis. We are also able to provide hip revisions of replacement hips that need to be renewed due to it becoming loose, infected or worn out.
In a normal hip joint the ‘ball’ at the top of your thigh bone (femur) moves smoothly in the ‘socket’ of your pelvis, which has a lining of shiny cartilage. The cartilage stops your bones from rubbing together and has no feeling (like fingernails). If this cartilage becomes worn away, the underlying bone becomes exposed and your joint will be painful and stiff, making walking and moving around painful. A new hip joint can help improve your mobility and reduce the pain.
At your consultation in Kingsbridge Private Hospital you will meet with an Orthopaedic consultant who will assess your hip condition and will be able to provide information and advice on surgery to relieve your discomfort. Each consultation is personalised to suit your needs but normal topics that will be covered include:
- How a hip replacement is carried out
- Advice on having a hip replacement
- Advice on having a hip revision
- Possible alternatives to having a hip replacement
- Preparing for hip replacement
- What happens during the surgery
- What to expect afterwards
- Recovering from hip replacement
- Risks of having a hip replacement
- Your consultant will explain all options that are available to you at your appointment.
How much does Hip replacement surgery cost?
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital we offer a number of options when it comes to payment. We work with all major health insurance companies and we also offer self-payment options including cash and credit and debit cards. If you wish to avail of finance, then we can put you in touch with our medical loan partner, Zebra Finance.