Private hip replacement Edinburgh

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,030

At Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, we offer several of the latest hip replacement techniques with expert aftercare to help you live life to the fullest.

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
    3-5 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 Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) teams are highly skilled and dedicated to providing top quality treatment and care that’s personalised to you.

We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans, so you don’t have to wait long to find out if treatment is right for you.

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

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.

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

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

We're an approximate 20 minute drive east from Edinburgh Airport or 10 minutes west from Haymarket train station. We also have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

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

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for three to five days.

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

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

  • You’ll meet your healthcare team
  • 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

After your operation, you’ll start your recovery back in your private room.

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

Our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with pain after your hip replacement surgery.

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

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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