Private hip replacement Edinburgh

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,030

At Spire Edinburgh Hospitals we offer several of the latest hip replacement techniques in our clean, modern facilities. A hip replacement is a common operation which removes damaged parts of the hip and replaces them with artificial joints.

Through hip replacement surgery, Spire Edinburgh Hospitals can help relieve hip pain and improve your mobility, so you can live life to the fullest.

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 a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • 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 2021

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Edinburgh

At our Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park we offer the latest in hip replacement surgery in the Edinburgh area, near Lothian and Fife.

The procedure improves mobility by replacing parts of worn, damaged hips with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). We also offer expert aftercare and physiotherapy in our clean, modern facility.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park or call 0131 334 0363.

We serve all of Edinburgh from our Murrayfield and Shawfair Park hospitals.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

A hip replacement procedure at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals is available from £12,030.

Hip replacements are often done privately, with payment plans making the procedure affordable even without insurance.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £11,850
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,030
Monthly treatment price

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

£268
Representative example
Loan amount £10,600
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,864

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park can provide you with a single, fixed price 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 at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals

At Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, we have vast experience in hip replacement surgery in our modern facilities. We also offer some of the latest surgical innovations, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery, which uses smaller incisions than traditional techniques, resulting in faster recovery
  • Anterior hip replacement surgery, when incisions are made in the front of the hip, resulting in less pain and faster recovery than with traditional surgery
  • Bilateral hip replacement, when both hips are replaced at the same time
  • MAKO Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery – a robotic arm enables a high degree of accuracy and precision when placing implants
  • Computer-assisted technology to create a 3D model of your hip to assist your surgeon during the operation

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Edinburgh

Getting here

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals are in east and south-west Edinburgh. Spire Murrayfield is a ten-minute drive from Edinburgh Haymarket train station, while Spire Shawfair Park is accessible by bus. Free on-site parking is available to patients and visitors at both sites.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our consultation rooms.

Our 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 technologies to look at your hip and 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, your consultant may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections first

You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations. Your consultant will then be able to outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you.

Full hip replacement surgery

Watch how a hip replacement surgery takes place

Hip replacement: your procedure

Your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

When you’ve had time to settle into your private room, your anaesthetist will administer a general anaesthetic, where you’re completely asleep, or an epidural (spinal anaesthetic) where you’ll be numb from the waist down. If you’re having an epidural, you can also have sedatives to help you relax.

During your operation

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. A hip replacement surgery usually takes an hour to an hour and a half.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

Your private room

When you choose Spire Edinburgh Hospitals for your hip replacement, you’ll stay with us for three to five days. You’ll be given a clean, private bedroom to settle into, and our ward staff will be on-hand to keep you comfortable throughout your stay.

What happens

You’ll receive pain relief medication to help you recover in comfort. Your physiotherapist will get you moving as soon as you feel ready and will provide exercises to help you make the most of your hip replacement.

When you’re ready, your physiotherapist will help you walk again and provide exercises to boost your recovery.

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

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

  • 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

Areas served

If you live in Edinburgh, Lothian or Fife, you can have your replacement procedure at the Spire Edinburgh Hospitals.

Our hip replacement consultants are committed to healthcare excellence. Book your first appointment and start your hip replacement journey today.

Learn about hip replacement here.

How to get to us

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park,

Spire Murrayfield Hospital
122 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 6UD

Main Switchboard:  0131 334 0363

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0131 316 2507

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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