Hip replacement surgery at Spire Dunedin Hospital

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

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At Spire Dunedin Hospital, we offer many of the latest hip replacement techniques. With expert aftercare too, we can help get you back to the life you want to live.

A hip replacement is a common operation to replace worn or damaged parts of your hip joint with an artificial joint, to relieve pain and help improve your mobility.

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
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

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 Dunedin Hospital

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, 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.

Your treatment and tailored aftercare will take place in our clean, modern facility.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Dunedin Hospital or call 0118 958 7676.

We serve all areas of Berkshire, including Reading and Newbury.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Dunedin Hospital

Inclusive prices and payment plans make the treatment more affordable. Even for patients who don’t have medical insurance.

Hip replacement
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £15,280
Aftercare Included
From price From £15,280
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £14,030
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £16,896

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 Dunedin 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 Dunedin Hospital

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, 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.

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire Dunedin Hospital.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Dunedin Hospital

Getting here

Spire Dunedin Hospital is conveniently located close to Reading, on the A4 Bath Road. We are a short walk from Reading West train 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 which 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.

On the day:

  • 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 is placed into the canal inside the femur. The cartilage of the socket is also replaced by a new socket

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.

Read more on our main hip replacement page

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. All of our rooms include:

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

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.

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.

1 - 2 days

Walk with support and help from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional

2 - 3 days

You'll be able to 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

    You'll be able to 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 Berkshire, including local cities and towns like Reading and Newbury, you can have your replacement procedure at Spire Dunedin Hospital.

Our hip replacement consultants in Berkshire are committed to excellent healthcare. Simply enquire and book your first consultation to start your personal hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about hip replacement on our main treatment 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.

How to get to us

A 10-minute taxi ride from Reading railway station, we provide medical care to patients in Berkshire and the Thames Valley.

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Spire Dunedin Hospital,

Bath Road

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