Hip Replacement Pathway

Hip Pain



  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Grinding or clicking sensation
  • Pain worsens with activity

Hip Replacement


Hip replacement surgery is a procedure aimed at replacing a damaged or diseased hip joint with an artificial one. This artificial joint, composed of metal or ceramic and plastic, mimics the natural joint’s movement and function.


Indications for Hip Replacement Surgery:

• Osteoarthritis: Common cause where hip joint cartilage deteriorates, resulting in pain, stiffness, and mobility issues.
• Rheumatoid Arthritis: Autoimmune condition damaging joints, including the hip.
• Avascular Necrosis: Blood supply interruption causing bone death, necessitating hip replacement.
• Trauma: Hip bone fracture or dislocation requiring surgical intervention.

Surgical Procedure:

Hip replacement surgery is performed under general or spinal anaesthesia.
Steps include making an incision in the hip area, removing the damaged joint, inserting the artificial joint, and closing the incision.
Typically, the surgery takes around 2 hours to complete.



The Implants:

We use one of the most clinical successful implants with one of the best long term results


Recovery Period:

Recovery time varies, with most patients staying in the hospital for 2 -3 days post-surgery.
Crutches or a walker may be required for weeks, and complete recovery can take up to 6 months.

Benefits of Hip Replacement Surgery:

This surgery offers substantial pain relief and improved mobility. Most individuals regain the ability to resume everyday activities like walking, driving, and exercising.

Alternatives to Surgery:

Physical Therapy: Aids in pain reduction and enhanced mobility.
Pain Medication: Helps manage discomfort.
Joint Injections: Reduces pain and inflammation.

Decision-Making Process:

Deciding on hip replacement surgery is a personal choice. Consult your surgeon to thoroughly discuss the surgery’s pros and cons, allowing you to make an informed decision tailored to your needs and circumstances.

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