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Hip replacement surgery at Spire Leicester Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,395

At Spire Leicester Hospital, we offer trusted and clinically proven techniques 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
    3-5 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
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Leicester

At Spire Leicester, 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 much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Leicester Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £12,395.

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 Leicester Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.
(1) Important: 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) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Procedures offered for hip replacement at Spire Leicester

At Spire Leicester, 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.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Leicester

Getting here

We're located seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6. We are a 15 minute cab 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’ll meet our clinical team who’ll 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 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:

  • TV/Radio
  • Telephone and WiFi
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wardrobe space and a small locker
  • Armchair

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

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 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

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 and make sure you’re comfortable.

One of our physiotherapists will help get you walking again as quickly as possible. They’ll give you exercises to do throughout your recovery to help you get the most from your operation.

Although everybody’s different and 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

3-5 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

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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