Why might you need a hip replacement?
Damage to the hips can cause persistent pain and discomfort when carrying out every day activities like walking or driving, it can also limit the movement and ability to be independent, especially for older adults.
Common causes that result in damage to the hip joint include:
-Osteoarthritis, this is when the cartilage inside the hip joint is worn away through wear and tear causing the bones to run against each other.
-Rheumatoid Arthritis, this is when the body’s immune system will try to fight an infection and mistakenly attack the lining of the joint.
-Hip Fracture, this can take place after a fall or accident where the hip joint is required to be replaced
Hip replacement surgery aims to relieve pain and improve lasting function and movement in the hip joint. Your consultant will decide with you the most suitable form of treatment and recommend rehabilitation and physiotherapy options. Benefits of surgery include greatly improved quality of life and the ability to enjoy pain free movement and often no need for a stick or support when walking.
Hip replacement – patient testimonial
Suffering with hip pain Rowena was recommended by a friend to London Hip Specialists to see their lead hip Consultant, Mr Robert Marston. Rowena talks of her positive experience with Mr Marston and reflects on his calming approach and not at any point feeling rushed, always able to answer and fully explain any questions that she had. In particular Rowena was impressed with being able to walk on the same day after her operation and the accuracy of her recovery plan that was designed by Mr Marston. Rowena expressed full confidence in returning to London Hip Specialists should she need a further hip operation in the future.
To ask a question about hip replacement or to book an appointment, contact our specialist team available Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9am – 1pm.
Our hip specialists team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs. If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment. If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer for authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP. If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use.Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.
Call us on 0207 078 3811 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.