Hip replacement is the most successful joint replacement performed. It is done for end stage arthritis in the hip where symptoms of hip pain cause disability and loss of independence. A useful guide to hip symptoms is the Oxford Hip Score.

Once conservative measures fail (painkillers, therapy), then surgery is an option. Seeing a specialist will involve being examined and X-rays or a MRI being performed. If joint preservation surgery is not indicated, and the severity of symptoms warrant joint replacement surgery, surgery is the best option. It involves a 2-3 day stay in hospital, and is performed under regional anaesthesia (spinal). The operation itself takes around 45 minutes and patients are mobile the day after surgery, full weight can be put on the leg straight away. For detailed information and risks please find the link here.

There have been a lot of news articles in the media recently highlighting that joint replacements last a lot longer than previously expected. Please find the link here.

Previously 10-15 years was the expected lifespan for a hip or knee replacement, but analysis of joint registries has shown that over half last longer than 20 years. This is reassuring for patients as they can have a hip replacement in the knowledge that it will serve them well for many years to come.

I want to thank Mr. Datta for taking such good care of me during both hip replacement procedures. It was my first major surgery and he helped calm my nerves. Both surgeries were successful and the after care was excellent. I am now completely pain free and able to do things I was not able to do for a number of years.

S Kirby

I must say my overall experience at Spire under Mr Datta was first class and I am very grateful to all involved

Peter L

My care and treatment has been excellent. From my first consultation through to my surgery, I have been kept well informed and have had all the information I’ve needed to ensure the surgery went well and that I make a speedy recovery. I would highly recommend Mr Datta.

Mr King

I had a total knee replacement done and had the best care. Yes did experience a long wait to go to surgery but that's expected in most hospitals. Was in for 3 days and couldn't fault the care, nurses and cleanliness of the hospital. Lovely food. One nurse in particular always managed to make me smile

P Elliott

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