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Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
from £6600
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Mark is a keen cyclist but was not able to get on his bike much because of hip pain caused by arthritis. He took pain killers and tried exercise, but eventually decided to have his hip replaced.

He sent us a few pictures and a letter five weeks after his surgery.

"Thank you for giving me a pain free life back. This picture was taken 5 weeks after my left hip replacement. I was able to cycle to the top of Cormet du Roseland in the French alps which is a col at 1967m."

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Why have your hip replacement with Budapest Orthopaedics?

  • UK surgeon and anaesthetists registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK

  • Best performing implants licenced both in the UK and EU

  • Soft tissue sparing technique so you can walk within a few hours of surgery

  • With the experience of 25 years and thousands of successful operations

  • Affordable at about 60 % of the typical UK price using the same high quality implants

What is a hip replacement?

A total hip replacement replaces both the ball and the socket of the hip joint. The artificial hip is made of a metal shaft with a metal or ceramic head attached to the top and a socket component. This can be made purely of special polyethylene or a metal shell and a polyethylene or ceramic insert. 

Do I need a hip replacement?

Total hip replacement is a very successful procedure to treat hip arthritis. If lifestyle changes, exercise and medication are no longer sufficient to control your pain it is time to consider surgery. The NJR decision support tool can help you get an idea of what you can expect from the surgery.

What are the benefits?

  • Pain relief is instant and most patients feel less pain even on the day of surgery than before.

  • Range of movement improves quickly, although this may take longer if you had a very stiff hip to start with.

  • Your mobility should improve gradually and if there are no other limiting conditions you should be able to walk several miles after a few weeks and return to your favourite activities including sports after a few months.

  • If you had pain or stiffness in the lower back this often improves after hip replacement.

What is involved?

  • Preparing for your operation

    • You need to be as fit as possible to minimise the risk of complications and to ensure a speedy and smooth recovery. You will have a pre-assessment to identify any correctable abnormalities such as high blood pressure and anaemia. 

    • You will have access to the moveUP service to prepare you for your joint replacement journey from pre-surgery exercises to rehabilitation afterwards.

  • Surgical procedure

    • Hip replacement requires a general or spinal anaesthetic.

    • During surgery a 10-12 cm cut is made on the side of the hip and the joint is exposed. The damaged ball of the hip is removed and the bone around the pelvis is ​prepared for the artificial socket which is inserted and fixed using bone cement or without cement. The thighbone is then prepared for the stem component. This too can be cemented or cementless. The metal or ceramic head is attached to the top of the stem component and the hip is reduced. To conclude the operation the soft tissues and the skin are carefully closed using dissolvable stitches.

  • Recovery

    • We aim to get you out of bed on the day of your operation. We will keep you comfortable using the least possible amount of pain medication. Our physiotherapists will show you how to get in and out of bed safely and how to use any walking aid you may require. Most patients leave the hospital after one or two nights. You can walk and use your hip as you are comfortable. There are no special precautions apart from avoiding extreme positions.

What are the risks?

Serious complications are overall rare and the benefit of surgery should far outweigh the risks. However, it is important that you understand these in detail so that you are able to make an informed decision. Learn more.

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