Hip replacement surgery at Spire Dunedin Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,740

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, we offer many of the latest hip replacement techniques and innovations and expert aftercare to replace painful damaged hip joints and help you get back to everyday activities.

A hip replacement is a common operation to remove worn or damaged parts of your hip joint and replace them with an artificial joint, to help you move more easily and to reduce pain.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3 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
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Dunedin

At Spire Dunedin, our award-winning orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons are highly skilled and dedicated to providing top quality treatment and care that’s personalised to you. Backed by a team of professional and caring nurses and physiotherapists, our goal is to get you back to normal activities as soon as possible.

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

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Dunedin Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £10,740.

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 Dunedin 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 Dunedin

At Spire Dunedin, we have a depth of experience in hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. We have two laminar flow operating theatres, which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

We can offer a range of implants to suit your needs.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Dunedin

Getting here

Spire Dunedin Hospital is conveniently situated close to the heart of Reading, on the A4 Bath Road. We are a short walk from Reading West station and a 10 minute taxi ride from Reading mainline station, with direct trains to and from London. If you would like to travel by car to your appointments we have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 15 consultation rooms. All of our rooms are accessible, which makes it easier if you find walking difficult prior to hip replacement.

Our dedicated orthopaedic consultants specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal (bone and muscle) conditions. Here’s what will happen before your treatment:

  • If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, your consultant may recommend our advanced scanning, imaging, and diagnostic tools are used to take images of your hip to help understand the cause of your pain or mobility problems;
  • Once you’ve been diagnosed, or if you have a referral, your consultant will then discuss treatment options with you;
  • Before recommending a hip replacement, they may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections are administered first.

Your consultations give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations, needs and desires. Your consultant will then be able to outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you. 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 days. You’ll stay in one of our 32 large, bright private rooms. They all include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Window
  • Television
  • Guest seating

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge, restaurant, or garden when the weather is nice, while you have your operation.

Here’s what will happen once you arrive at Spire Dunedin 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 the femoral head at the top of the thigh and replace it with your chosen form of metal stem and ball that’s placed into the canal inside the femur. The cartilage of the socket is also replaced by a new socket.
  • 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

After your operation, you’ll be taken back to your private room to start your recovery.

One of our physiotherapists will want to get you up and about as soon as you feel ready. They’ll also give you advice on how to boost your recovery using special exercises after hip replacement.

Our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any pain after your hip replacement surgery. Everyone experiences pain differently and they’ll make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need.

Although 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 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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