Of all the operations most of us hear about, a hip replacement is right up there at the top. It's no wonder really since the hip is pivotal (literally) for our ability to stand up, sit down, and generally move about.
Which means, over time, the wear and tear on our hip joints is bound to start playing up one way or another. Of course, not everyone is affected by it, but if you've ever felt any pain in the hip region when doing any activities involving walking, getting up, or sitting down, there's a fair chance it has something to do with the ball and socket joint where our thigh bone (the femur) meets the hip.
According to the National Institute for Health Care (NIHC) there were 96,717 hip replacements in 2017, and the National Joint Registry (NJR) shows this had increased to 128,274 in 2020.
Nearly half of all hip replacements were performed at private hospitals, and here at Three Shires Hospital, a private hospital in Northampton, we have an extremely high patient satisfaction record for complete hip replacement.
Whether you've been referred to us by your GP or medical health insurance company, we will be in contact with you to arrange an initial consultation with our specialist team to assess your needs and the condition of your hip and advise you on the best course of treatment. You can also book direct with an orthopaedic surgeon via our website.
The typical maximum waiting time from diagnosis to the completion of a full hip replacement operation is 6 weeks. To find out more (including self-funding options), please call reception on 01604 801007 and ask for our private patient liaison officer who will be happy to help.