Hip replacement surgery at Spire Southampton Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,810

At Spire Southampton Hospital, our consultants use trusted and clinically proven techniques for hip replacement, helping to relieve pain and increase your mobility.

During a hip replacement, your consultant will replace worn or damaged parts of your hip with an artificial joint called a prosthesis, to help you get back to your everyday activities.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2-3 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Southampton

At Spire Southampton, our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can offer you a treatment and care plan that’s personal to you and your needs. Our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists will provide expert aftercare to help you get the most from your operation.

We offer treatment, tests and scans without the wait and easy booking with appointment times to suit you.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Southampton Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £12,810.

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 Southampton Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for hip replacement at Spire Southampton

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

We also offer some of the latest surgical innovations, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement – this usually means a faster recovery time while still achieving the same outcomes
  • Bilateral hip replacement, when both hips are replaced at the same time

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Southampton

Getting here

We are a 10 minute taxi ride from Southampton Central train station or 15 minutes from Southampton International Airport, with free parking available.

Your consultations

Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 16 consultation rooms. All our rooms are accessible, so there’s no need to worry if walking is difficult for you. They’ll ask about your health, symptoms and answer any questions you may have.

If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, they may recommend our diagnostic tests and scans to help them assess your hip in more detail. Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed.

If you decide to go ahead with treatment, your consultant will advise you about:

  • What your personalised treatment and care plan will involve
  • Different types of prosthetic joints available
  • Anaesthetic options
  • Potential risks and complications
  • Things you can do to help your recovery

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 two to three nights. You’ll have one of our 84 large, bright private rooms. They all include:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Two armchairs
  • Window
  • Telephone

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

  • You’ll meet your surgery team and anaesthetist
  • 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

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 you and make sure you’re comfortable.

One of our physiotherapists will get you walking again and give you some exercises you should 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

2-3 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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