Private hip replacement Cambridgeshire

The damaged hip joint is replaced with a new, artificial one.

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At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, our consultants use trusted and clinically proven hip replacement techniques in Cambridgeshire. By removing worn and damaged parts of the hip, the procedure can help relieve pain and increase mobility.

Hip replacement procedures replace damaged parts of the hip with an artificial joint. Our consultants in Cambridgeshire can help reduce pain and discomfort, so you can get back to everyday activities.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1 - 3 days

  • Procedure duration
    60 - 90 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?

  • Covered by health insurance?

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

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2023

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can offer you a treatment and care plan that is 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 to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital or call 01223 266900.

We serve Cambridgeshire, including Cambridge and Braintree.

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

Inclusive prices and payment plans make hip replacement surgery more affordable, even for patients without medical insurance.

Hip replacement
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £16,173
Aftercare Included
From price From £16,173
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

Representative example
Loan amount £14,923
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £17,952

The price shown is the ‘from price’ (ie the minimum cost of the procedure). Please note that for some procedures the actual price you are quoted may vary significantly and can increase depending on your choice of Consultant (who is an independent practitioner and not an employee of Spire). The fees charged by Consultants and Anaesthetists are set independently and are outside the control of Spire. The price may also vary depending on the type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and your medical history.

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price for your procedure so there are no surprises. 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. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for hip replacement surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, we use trusted and clinical proven techniques for hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. We offer some of the latest surgical techniques, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

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.

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.

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Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Getting here

You can find us in Cambridgeshire serving local areas, including Cambridge and Braintree. The hospital is a 15 minute drive from Cambridge train station, which has direct links to London’s King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations. Free parking is also available 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 all 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 prosthetics – 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

Here’s what will happen once you arrive at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital 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

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait while you have your operation. Hip replacement operations usually take between an hour to an hour and a half.

Head to our main hip replacement surgery page for step-by-step information about the procedure.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

While you recover from your procedure, you’ll stay in one of our 44 private rooms. During your stay you can enjoy all of the comforts you'd expect at home, including:

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

For a hip replacement procedure, you’ll stay at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital one to three days.

Our physiotherapists will be around to get you walking and recommend exercises to help you get the most out of your surgery.

1 - 2 days

Walk with support and help from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional

2 - 3 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

  • 1 - 2 days

    Walk with support and help from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional

  • 2 - 3 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

Areas served

If you live in Cambridgeshire, you can have your hip replacement at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.

Our hip replacement consultants in Cambridgeshire are committed to your healthcare. Book your first consultation and start your hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about hip replacement surgery on our main page.

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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