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Hip surgery

Hip surgery

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi (half) replacement. Such joint replacement orthopaedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage as part of any hip fracture treatment. A total hip replacement (total hip arthroplasty) consists of replacing both the acetabulum and the femoral head while hemiarthroplasty generally only replaces the femoral head. Hip replacement is currently the most common orthopaedic operation, though patient satisfaction short and long term varies widely.

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  • Christopher Rees

    Christopher Rees

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Experience
    21 years
    GP referral
    Not required
  • Andy Langdown

    Andy Langdown

    Consultant Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Surgeon

    Experience
    22 years
    GP referral
    Not required
  • Phillip Thomas

    Phillip Thomas

    Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon, Cardiff

    Experience
    25 years
    GP referral
    Not required
  • Sudhir Rao

    Sudhir Rao

    Consultant Orthopaedic Hip, Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

    Experience
    30 years
    GP referral
    Not required
  • Anil Gambhir

    Anil Gambhir

    Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon

    Experience
    23 years
    GP referral
    Not required

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