Hip replacement surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £14,045

​ At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, our consultants use trusted and clinically proven techniques for hip replacement, helping to relieve pain and increase your mobility.

During a hip replacement, your consultant will replace worn or damaged parts of your hip with an artificial joint called a prosthesis, to help you get back to your everyday activities.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3-5 days

  • Procedure duration
    60-90 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Cambridge Lea

At Spire Cambridge Lea, our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can offer you a treatment and care plan that’s personal to you and your needs. Our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists will provide expert aftercare to help you get the most from your operation.

We offer treatment, tests and scans without the wait and easy booking with appointment times to suit you.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £14,045.

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

You can trust Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for hip replacement at Spire Cambridge Lea

At Spire Cambridge Lea, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques for hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. We have three laminar flow operating theatres, which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Our consultants use trusted and clinically proven techniques for hip replacement. Your consultant will explain the procedure in more detail during your appointments.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Cambridge Lea

Getting here

We're 15 minutes by car from Cambridge train station, which has direct links into London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

All your consultations will take place in one of our 22 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have pain when walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need blood tests, an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so they can examine your hip in more detail
  • Tell you about the different types of artificial hip joints – also called a prosthesis – as well as the surgical methods
  • Explain about the different anaesthetic options
  • Discuss the potential risks and complications and how they may affect you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your surgery

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with hip surgery, your consultant and your physiotherapist will explain your recovery plan. Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed.

Full hip replacement surgery

Watch how a hip replacement surgery takes place

Hip replacement: your procedure

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for three to five days. You’ll stay in one of our 44 large, bright private rooms. They all include:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Freeview
  • Chair
  • Free WiFi
  • Nurse call system

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait while you have your operation.

Here’s what will happen once you arrive at Spire Cambridge Lea for your hip replacement operation:

  • You’ll meet your surgery team and anaesthetist
  • You'll have either a general anaesthetic, where you’re unconscious, or an epidural or spinal anaesthetic, where you're numb from the waist down
  • If you have an epidural or spinal anaesthetic, your anaesthetist can also give you a sedative to help you relax
  • Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will make one or more incisions in your hip, remove both the socket and the top of your thigh bone and replace them with a new artificial hip joint
  • The operation should take between an hour and an hour and a half

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

Once your operation is finished, you’ll be taken back to your private room to start your recovery. You may feel some discomfort and swelling at first, which is completely normal. We’ll give you pain relief to help you and make sure you’re comfortable.

One of our physiotherapists will help get you walking again and give you some exercises you should do throughout your recovery to help you get the most from your operation.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for hip replacement surgery:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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1-2 days

Walk with help from a physiotherapist

3-5 days

Leave hospital

1-2 weeks

Walking more using a walking aid

2-6 weeks

Gradually able to do more exercises

6-8 weeks

Able to drive

12 weeks

Return to work and your usual activities

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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