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Hip surgery

There are many reasons why you might need a hip treatment, from arthritic pain to a serious fall. At our hospitals, we offer a range of hip treatments, from physiotherapy to hip surgery at hospitals across the UK, to help you get back on your feet.

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Hip pain can be a debilitating condition. It can significantly affect your range of mobility, which in turn can have a detrimental impact on your life. The hip is a ball and socket joint, formed by the upper part of your thigh bone (the femur) sitting inside the socket-like part of your pelvis, which is known as the acetabulum.

When it is working properly, it allows you a wide range of movements. It is also the joint that we use the most, absorbing the stresses and strains of daily life, The hip is very durable, however, like any other joint it can become damaged. You might experience hip pain for a wide variety of reasons, although it is much more common in older people whose joints have been working for longer.

Hip pain will generally fall under three distinct categories: overuse, injury or arthritis. The pain can be felt while exercising or during the night when lying on your side.

At our hospitals, we are proud to facilitate hundreds of hip specialists who can help improve your mobility and reduce your hip pain through a variety of treatment options. This might be through surgery or more non-invasive methods, such as pain management and physiotherapy.

Hip pain is a common occurrence, although people will experience it in different ways. If you have damaged your joint, you may experience pain, stiffness or swelling. This might result in reduced movement in the joint. The type of pain will depend upon the causes of the problem. There are several reasons why you might need hip pain treatment. These include:

Hip bursitis

The bursa in your hip might have become inflamed, which can cause swelling and severe pain. The pain from a hip bursitis is often treated through a course of physiotherapy.

Hip tendonitis

When your tendons and muscles are overworked, they can become stiff and won’t work as well. You may also experience some pain. Hip tendonitis is often treated through physiotherapy.

Femoroacetabular impingement

This is a condition in which the bone of the hip joint socket abnormally rubs against the ball of the thigh bone. This condition is treated through femoroacetabular impingement surgery.


Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and one of the most common causes of hip pain and stiffness .You might have developed osteoarthritis in the hip, which can significantly decrease the function of the joint. This is commonly treated through physiotherapy.

Hip treatments at our hospitals will be carried out by our multidisciplinary team, comprising dedicated Consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists and more.

Our specialist hip units, spread across our hospitals, feature advanced diagnostic equipment that helps us provide a rapid and accurate diagnosis of your hip pain.

Whether your hip pain is caused by arthritis or a traumatic injury, such as a dislocated hip or a fractured hip, our team will strive to ensure you experience increased mobility and pain relief through effective treatment.

Total hip replacement surgery 

Total hip replacement surgery is a common procedure for hip pain caused by degenerative conditions, such as arthritis. If you’re suffering from chronic hip pain from a degenerative condition, such as arthritis, a hip replacement surgery may be the solution. During the procedure, the damaged or deteriorated hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.

Arthroscopic hip surgery

Hip arthroscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, is often carried out to diagnose and treat hip pain. The procedure allows the surgeon to see inside the hip using a small camera, called an arthroscope. This is inserted through small cuts in the skin. It’s often used to diagnose and treat a range of problems that are causing hip pain.

Hip injection treatment 

A hip injection can used to reduce pain. It can either be a local anaesthesia or a combination of anaesthesia and steroids. It works by reducing inflammation and offering pain relief.

Hip resurfacing surgery

Hip resurfacing is an alternative treatment for a hip replacement. During the procedure, the surgeon trims and caps the top of the thigh bone with a smooth metal covering. Next, the damaged part of the hip socket is removed and replaced with a metal shell. Because less bone is removed during the procedure, the chance of a hip dislocation at a later date is much reduced.

Booking your treatment for hip pain with us differs depending on your condition and recommended treatment option.

To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced orthopaedic Consultants. This is a simple and fast process. You can also book your consultation by calling 441413005009.

To familiarise yourself with the many treatment options for hip pain that we offer, you can read our informative, in-depth treatment pages. This could help you to decide which treatment option might suit you best.

At your consultation, you will likely receive important diagnostic testing and discuss the right treatment option for you with your Consultant.

Why Alasdair went private for hip replacement surgery

When an injury left Alasdair in serious pain, he decided to go private for hip replacement surgery. Find out how Circle Health Group helped him get back on his feet.

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Specialists offering Hip surgery

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Mr Rahij Anwar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

CCT, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Dip (Tr & Orth), MSc (Trauma), MRCS, MS (Orth), MBBS

The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Adam Hoad-Reddick

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Stephen Blair

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Wiqqas Jamil

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Knee & Hip

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Mohammed Ali Yaqoob

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBCh (Wales), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

Werndale Hospital

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