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Hip surgery

Hip surgery can help give you back movement that's free of pain and stiffness

Hip surgery can help give you back movement that’s free of pain and stiffness.

If you’re struggling with chronic hip pain, you’ll know just how much it can affect every aspect of your life. Whether it’s stopping you from taking part in your favourite sport, limiting the amount you can walk or keeping you awake at night, long-term hip pain can have a big impact on physical, mental and emotional health.

When your hip pain gets bad enough to see a doctor, you’ll want to get an accurate diagnosis and the best care and treatment possible without unnecessary delay.

Here at The Saxon Clinic, we provide private treatment for people living in Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Leighton Buzzard, and Woburn.

We’ve been successfully treating the causes of hip pain for more than 30 years, helping people to get back to the activities they love.

Your hip is formed by your thigh-bone (femur) and pelvis. The upper part of your thigh-bone (head of femur) sits inside a shallow cup-like area of your pelvis known as the acetabulum. This ‘ball and socket’ joint gives your hip excellent mobility and strength.

Unfortunately, the hip joint can be damaged by injury or disease, leading to nasty pain and stiffness in the hip.

Should non-surgical treatments not help, surgery may be needed to treat the cause of your hip pain, from a type of keyhole surgery known as arthroscopy through to the traditional “open” surgery used. 

When you choose to have hip surgery with us, you’ll benefit from:

  • Rapid access so that you’re not in pain any longer,
  • Personal support from your very first consultation through to the end of your recovery, so that you get the best possible results from your surgery.

With our experienced team of hip surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals, you’ll be in good hands at The Saxon Clinic.

Chronic pain and ongoing problems in your hip may need hip surgery to successfully treat.

Most people need hip surgery because of osteoarthritis in the hip joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and can affect all ages, even children.

Over time, our joints experience ‘wear and tear’ as we go about our everyday activities. Osteoarthritis causes a breakdown of the smooth cartilage lining the end of the bones in the joint, increasing the rate of this joint degradation,

When this happens in your hip, you’ll probably start to find your normal everyday movements and activities becoming painful and more challenging:

If you have pain in your hip, you may not need hip surgery. Non-surgical treatments are often able to successfully relieve pain and can delay the need for hip surgery. These treatments include:

Should these treatments not work, or they stop being as effective, hip surgery may be needed to get you out of pain. 

Hip replacement surgery removes the damaged, worn joint with a new artificial one, called a prosthesis. This new hip joint is able to move freely and without causing pain.      

Hip replacement surgery may also be needed for other reasons, including rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis (the death of bone tissue due to its blood supply being cut off) or a fracture of the hip.

The first step in getting you out of pain is to find out exactly what’s causing it. Once a diagnosis has been made, suitable treatment options can be discussed and arranged. 

When you first meet with your doctor here at The Saxon Clinic, they’ll talk with you about your hip pain. They’ll want to know things like:

  • How long you’ve had the pain,
  • The type of pain it is (for example, is it dull or sharp, localised or spread throughout the hip, constant or intermittent?),
  • Whether it’s been getting worse over time.

They’ll examine your hip, which will involve moving your leg around into various positions. This examination helps them assess the degree of pain and/or stiffness in the joint and to see how it’s limiting your mobility.

If additional tests are needed to help diagnosis, they can be carried out here at The Saxon Clinic. Our imaging facilities including X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, so we’ll be able to arrange any scans you may need quickly and easily.

For more than 30 years, the staff here at The Saxon Clinic have been helping people who have hip problems to get out of pain and back to enjoying life once more.

When you choose to have your hip surgery with us, you’ll benefit from:

  • Rapid access: When you’re in pain, you don’t want to have to wait months to see a consultant for help. With prompt assessment, diagnosis and treatment, you’ll be out of pain and back to better mobility sooner.
  • Peace of mind: It’s normal to feel nervous about needing any type of surgery, but you’ll always be in very good hands with us. Over 97% of the people we’ve treated in the last year would recommend us to their friends and family. Our doctors are hugely experienced in hip surgery and will talk through any questions or concerns you may have at any stage.
  • Flexible appointments: We appreciate that life can often be very busy. We’re open until 9pm for consultations so that you can schedule time with your doctor at a time that’s most convenient for you.
  • Tailored recovery programme: An important part of hip surgery is your recovery afterwards. Our physiotherapy team are experts in helping people to mobilise safely following their surgery. In their purpose-built gym, you’ll have access to specialist equipment as needed, including an AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®. A good recovery programme will help you get the best results from hip surgery, and our team will work with you closely to support you through your recovery. 
  • Multidisciplinary team: From experienced hip surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, through to occupational therapists and radiographers, our team of healthcare professionals will work together to ensure you’ll benefit from the best possible treatment, recovery programme and support.
  • Free parking: Just register your car at Reception when you arrive with us, and you won’t need to pay for parking during your visit.

If you’re feeling anxious or concerned about your hip pain, you’re not alone. Many people with a hip problem worry about losing their independence if the pain gets worse.

Rather than worrying about the unknown, why not book a consultation with one of our experienced hip surgeons?

They’ll help get to the bottom of the cause of your hip pain and talk you through any suitable treatment options. If hip surgery is needed, they’ll be able to arrange that for you without delay.

You don’t need to struggle with hip pain alone. We’re here for you and can help get you out of pain.

Book an appointment online today.

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Mr Julian Flynn

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MA (Oxford University), MBBS (University of London), FRCS of England (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

The Saxon Clinic

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Mr Ahsan Sheeraz

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Saxon Clinic 1 more The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Benan Dala-Ali

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Saxon Clinic

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Professor Oliver Pearce

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS (England), FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics), Visiting Professor University of Bedford (ISPAR), Visiting Professor University of Bedfordshire (Health Sciences), Visiting Professor Cranfield University (Materials Science and Manufacturing)

The Saxon Clinic

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Mr Atif Malik

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, MRCS Ed, MRCS Eng, MSc. (Ortho. Eng), MFST (RCS Ed), Dip. Clin. Ed (RCS Glasg), Dip. Football Med (FIFA), FRCS Tr & Orth, FACS

The Saxon Clinic 2 more The Kings Oak Hospital The Cavell Hospital

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Miss Jane Webber

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS(Hons), FRAC(Orth)

The Saxon Clinic

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