Private hip replacement Leicester

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

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At Spire Leicester Hospital, we provide hip replacement surgery using trusted and clinically proven techniques in Leicester. Our clean, modern facilities and expert aftercare make the procedure as comfortable and effective as possible.

Hip replacement is a common operation that can help reduce hip pain and improve mobility by replacing parts of the hip with an artificial joint.

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 a wide range of treatments
  • 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 Leicester Hospital

At Spire Leicester Hospital, our highly skilled orthopaedic (bone and joint) teams are 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 to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Leicester Hospital or call 0116 2720888.

We serve areas of Leicestershire, including Leicester and Loughborough.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Leicester Hospital

The price might vary depending on the consultant you choose, the implant used or based on your medical history.

Hip replacement
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £15,325
Aftercare Included
From price From £15,325
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £14,075
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £16,944

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 Leicester 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 Leicester Hospital

At Spire Leicester Hospital, we have extensive experience of performing hip replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. All of our orthopaedic operations take place in a theatre with a laminar flow system that regulates air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

If your consultant thinks it’s right for you, they may offer:

  • Traditional (posterior) hip replacement – performed by the surgeon making an incision of roughly 8 to 10 inches along the side of the hip to access the hip joint
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement – this usually means a faster recovery time while still achieving the same outcomes
  • 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

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire Leicester Hospital.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Leicester Hospital

Getting here

Spire Leicester Hospital is located just 7 miles from junction 21 of the M1 and is easily accessible from the A47 and A6. The hospital is a 15 minute car ride from Leicester railway station. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

You'll have all your consultations in one of our 21 ground floor consulting rooms, making things easier if you find walking difficult. During your consultation, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need any blood tests or an X-ray, MRI or CT scan so that your hip can be examined in more detail
  • Tell you about the different types of artificial hip joints – also called prosthesis – and discuss the most suitable surgical approach for you
  • 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

Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with hip surgery, you’ll be invited to attend our Joint School for a pre-assessment where you will meet our clinical team who will explain your surgery and recovery plan.

Full hip replacement surgery

Watch how a hip replacement surgery takes place

Hip replacement: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, our ward staff will show you to one of our en-suite single rooms and get you settled in.

You’ll meet your consultant and anaesthetist who’ll prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be completely asleep. However, sometimes it’s preferable or necessary to have a spinal or epidural anaesthetic, where you’re numb from the waist down. If so, your anaesthetist can also give you sedatives to make you feel more relaxed.

During your operation

Your consultant will make the necessary incisions, remove your worn or damaged hip joint and then replace it with an artificial joint. The hip replacement procedure usually takes from an hour to an hour and a half.

For more information, you can head to our main hip replacement surgery page.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

Once your operation is finished, you’ll be taken back to your private room to start your recovery. You may feel some discomfort and swelling at first, which is completely normal. We’ll give you pain relief to help make sure you’re comfortable.

You'll have easy access to the nurse call system and many of the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home, including:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Telephone
  • TV/radio
  • Wardrobe space and a small locker
  • Wi-Fi

You can expect to be with us for three to five days.

As soon as you feel ready, your physiotherapist will help you get up and about, while our nursing team will be on-hand to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.

Every recovery is different. Your consultant will be able to advise you on your personal expectations.

When you go home, you'll be given a phone number to contact a member of the team if you have any queries about your recovery. We'll make appointments for you to come back to the hospital to see the nursing and physiotherapy teams. You’ll return to Spire Leicester after six weeks to see your consultant who will check that your hip is healing correctly, your recovery is on track and you’re managing any remaining discomfort.

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 Leicestershire, including areas of Leicester and Loughborough, or in Derbyshire or Northamptonshire, you can have your hip replacement treatment at Spire Leicester Hospital.

Our hip replacement consultants in Leicester are committed to excellent healthcare. Book a consultation and start your hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about your hip replacement procedure 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

As well as being close to the city centre, we're just seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6.

We're less than an hour's drive from Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham International airports.

We're three miles (or a 15 minute cab ride) from Leicester railway station.

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