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Hip replacement surgery at Spire Liverpool Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,845

At Spire Liverpool 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
    3-4 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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Liverpool

At Spire Liverpool, we offer a choice of expert consultants who are passionate and committed to healthcare excellence. You can expect to receive treatment without the wait and high-quality aftercare that’s personalised to you from our highly rated nursing staff. Our facilities are clean and modern with all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Liverpool Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £10,845.

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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool

At Spire Liverpool, we have wide experience in hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities, including three operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Our consultants use trusted and clinically proven methods for hip replacement.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Liverpool

Getting here

We are only a 15 minute car journey from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The hospital is approximately four miles from Liverpool Lime Street station in the city centre. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 21 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 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, they may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections 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 to four days. You’ll stay in one of our 30 large, bright private rooms. They all include:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Bedside cabinet

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


You’ll meet your surgery team and anaesthetist. Here’s what will happen once you're ready:

  • 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 be taken back to your private room to start your recovery.

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.

Our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any pain after your hip replacement surgery. They’ll make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need.

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

3-4 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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