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Hip surgery in Windsor

Surgery for hip problems at The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Living with hip pain can make simple, everyday tasks feel challenging. Activities such as driving, walking, and even sitting down can be painful and feel impossible to manage. Whether your hip pain is caused by an injury or by damage to your joint from a long-term condition, there are many treatment options to help treat and even eliminate your hip pain symptoms. So don't put up with pain. Find an orthopaedic consultant near you to help you get back on your feet.

At The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, we have a network of dedicated hip surgeons ready and waiting to help you. Surgery to treat hip pain is often performed when other non-surgical treatment options, such as physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and steroid injection therapy, have not resolved your symptoms. If surgery is the best choice for you, you're in safe hands. Our specialists are highly skilled in carrying out a range of surgical treatment options for hip pain. We offer fast access to appointments with an orthopaedic consultant of your choice, and you'll usually be able to book one within 48 hours.

To find out more about hip surgery at The Princess Margaret Hospital, call us on 0141 300 5009 or book an appointment online.

Some of the reasons why you might need hip surgery at The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor include:


This type of arthritis causes chronic pain and stiffness, which in turn has a negative impact on your overall mobility and quality of life. This is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, occurring when the smooth cartilage which protects and cushions your joints becomes worn down over time. It tends to happen as we get older. Symptoms differ from person to person with osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

(RA) is an inflammatory joint condition caused by an autoimmune process, which occurs when your body attacks its healthy cells by mistake. This often causes severe pain, swelling, inflammation and limited mobility. RA can be managed with steroid injection therapy, but might need surgery to treat if your joints becoming increasingly damaged by the condition.

A fracture

Fractures are usually caused by a traumatic injury such as a contact sports injury, but they can sometimes be caused by a condition that weakens your hip bone, such as osteoporosis. A hip fracture can cause intense pain, making it impossible for you to move your leg.

Hip bursitis

Bursitis happens when the fluid filled sacs (known as bursa) that cushion and protect your joints become inflamed. This can result in pain and swelling in your joints. Usually it presents as a dull, aching pain that can persist even when you take traditional painkillers or try gentle stretching.

Whatever the cause of your hip pain, our consultants at The Princess Margaret Hospital can help by providing a range of surgical treatment options.

We offer various types of surgery for hip pain and problems, including:

Hip arthroscopy

An arthroscopy can help diagnose and treat a range of problems in your hip. It is a keyhole operation, which means it's performed using a few small cuts. Your surgeon will use specially designed surgical tools to access your hip joint through these small incisions. One of these tools will be a camera (known as an arthroscope), allowing them to see inside your hip and perform surgery.

Hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery involves removing bits of your hip joint that have become damaged and replacing them with artificial elements, also known as implants or a prosthesis. This should remove the source of your pain, helping you to walk more easily and letting you get back to living life as normal.

Hip debridement surgery

Hip debridement surgery removes damaged components surrounding your hip joint to help it to function properly and remain flexible. This damage might include excess bone or abnormal tissue, which is often associated with soft tissue lesions (abnormal tissue) in your hip joint.

Hip revision surgery

Hip replacements are highly effective in treating damage to your hip bone. They usually last for at least 15 years, with many lasting longer. Hip revision surgery is surgery to repair an artificial hip joint (prosthesis) that has become damaged or loose over time. It follows a similar process to hip replacement surgery.

No matter the surgery you need, we will ensure you get fast access to the best treatment for you with a consultant of your choice at The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor.

The cost of a primary hip replacement starts from £10,680*

The cost of hip revision surgery starts from £16,550*

The cost of a hip arthroscopy starts from £7,600*

Our fixed-price packages include the cost of your surgery and all appropriate aftercare appointments. However, any pre-surgery diagnostic tests and your consultant's outpatient appointment fees are charged separately.

Our flexible payment options help you spread the cost of your payment across a time period that suits you. We offer fixed-term monthly payment plans over 10 months to five years with no deposit required. If you decide to pay over 10 months, you will pay interest-free. If you are paying for a longer period, you will pay 14.9% APR.

If you have private health insurance, hip surgery will usually be covered by your provider. Speak to your insurer directly to find out.

*These are guide prices for patients who are paying for their own treatment. The actual cost of your treatment will be confirmed in writing at the time of booking.

You can usually see an orthopaedic specialist for your initial consultation within 48 hours of booking your appointment with us.

During this initial appointment, your consultant will ask about your general health and medical history. They will want to know about any existing medical conditions, as well as the current symptoms you are experiencing.

In order to assess your symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis of your pain, your consultant will next carry out a gentle physical examination of your hip. In some cases, they might also send you to get an X-ray, which will be done onsite by one of our radiologists. All of this helps your consultant to make a diagnosis of the cause of your hip pain.

The time you'll wait between your initial consultation and having surgery (or any other treatment you're recommended) will differ from person to person. For example, someone who has suffered a traumatic injury may need to be seen very quickly. Your consultant will provide you with a fixed timeline for treatment.

At The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, we offer private treatment to people living in Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and further afield. Having opened in 1980, we've provided healthcare to the local community for over 40 years. We offer a variety of services, including a rapid access breast screening clinic, as well as an oncology suite lead by specialist nurses who deliver a wide range of chemotherapy treatments and regimes under the care of dedicated consultant oncologists.

Our facilities: what you can expect

We're investing millions in our state-of-the-art facilities, which include MRI machines and sophisticated scanning units managed by specialist radiologists. We offer robotic-assisted surgery, helping us tailor your treatment to your unique anatomy. Our robotic technology uses a 3D software that helps our consultants build a joint replacement based entirely on your anatomical needs.

We also have specialist physiotherapy gyms to help you recover as soon as possible follow your treatment. These gyms are fully equipped with a rower, specialist balance equipment, a bike, and more. And to keep your energy levels up, we have a restaurant open daily with a wide selection of hot and cold foods, catering to all dietary needs.

Your private room: what you can expect

Your private room will be complete with temperature control, as well as a television and nurse call system. Our ensuite wet rooms offer an accessible toilet and shower to help you use the bathroom safely. Your healthcare team will be on hand to get you whatever you need to feel as comfortable as possible during your stay with us.

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If you're looking for a private hospital near you that offers expert, compassionate care as standard, give us a call today.

We answer your frequently asked questions about our hospital.

How do I get to The Princess Margaret Hospital?

We are based within a residential area on a main road, less than a five-minute drive from Windsor Castle, and a 15-minute drive from Heathrow airport. We are also a 10-minute walk away from Windsor town centre.

Is there parking at The Princess Margaret Hospital?

Yes, we have 80 parking spaces, including disabled spaces. We also have two electric charging points.

Does The Princess Margaret Hospital offer treatment for children?

We see children from zero to 18 years through our outpatient services, and people from three to 18 years for day-case and inpatient procedures.

Does The Princess Margaret Hospital offer robotic surgery?

Yes, we offer Mako® robotics-assisted hip surgery, helping your consultant perform your surgery with greater precision and accuracy. Traditional surgery is highly effective, but robotics-assisted surgery has a range of benefits, including a faster recovery time.

How long do I have to stay in hospital after hip surgery?

How long you stay in hospital will depend on which type of hip surgery you are having as well as your individual circumstances. For a hip arthroscopy you might well go home on the same day, but for a hip replacement most people stay at least one night. We will advise when it is safe for you to leave, and ensure you have all the information and equipment you need to continue your recovery at home.

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:

  • Flexible appointment times to fit your schedule
  • The freedom to choose which consultant to have treatment with
  • Bespoke, consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs
  • Private ensuite rooms as standard
  • Tasty and nutritious meals cooked onsite to your dietary requirements
  • Support from the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included
  • Flexible payment options to help spread the cost of your care

If you want to know more about hip surgery and find out if it's the right treatment for you, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in January 2023. Next review due January 2026.

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