Restore your quality of life
Hip Replacement can make a dramatic improvement to your quality of life. A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one (known as a prosthesis). Adults of any age can be considered for a hip replacement, although most are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80. A modern artificial hip joint is designed to last for at least 15 years. Most people experience a significant reduction in pain and some improvement in their range of movement after a hip replacement.
Hip replacement surgery may be considered when the hip joint is worn or damaged to the extent that your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting. A hip replacement is major surgery, so is normally only recommended if other treatments, such as physiotherapy or steroid injections, haven’t helped reduce pain or improve mobility.
What Can I expect from a Hip Replacement?
The main aim of a hip replacement is to reduce the pain you are experiencing from your damaged hip joint, and as a result enable you to do more of the activities you want to. Many people find they can return to activities such as walking, swimming, cycling and golf as a result of their hip replacement. Learn more about what it is like to have a hip replacement by watching the patient testimonials on this page, or read our recent Patient Reviews.