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Private Hip Replacement

If you have severe pain, stiffness and disability, a hip replacement should reduce your pain and help you to walk more easily.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 4th May 2023

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Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons offer private hip replacements. You will need a consultation with your surgeon to discuss which type of hip replacement is best for you.

Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for a hip replacement at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with all known insurance companies, and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

Before considering surgery, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with a hip replacement.


What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is usually needed when the hip joint is damaged or worn so much that your mobility is significantly reduced and you are in pain even when resting.

One of the most common reasons for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. However, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, hip fractures and other disorders that cause bone dysplasias can also make hip replacement necessary.

How is Hip Replacement Surgery done?

A hip replacement is usually performed under general anaesthetic or spinal anaesthetic. Your surgeon will make an incision on the hip, remove the damaged joint and place it with an artificial joint or implant. This procedure typically takes one to two hours to complete.

How Much is Hip Replacement Surgery?

How much your hip replacement surgery will cost depends on the type of surgery necessary. Whether that’s full hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery, the appropriate procedure will be discussed during your consultation. Book a consultation with a surgeon today, for more information about costs.

What is Hip Resurfacing?

Depending on your condition, you may need hip resurfacing. This procedure is an alternative operation which involves removing the damaged surfaces of the bones within the joint and replacing them with a metal surface. However, this procedure is less common.

What is the Hip Replacement Recovery Time?

The answer to this question can vary based on the condition causing the need for a hip replacement to the age of the patient. Everyone recovers differently but it is possible to return to light activities within 6 weeks.

Key facts about the procedure