Providing hip replacement surgery performed by expert consultant orthopaedic surgeons at state-of-the-art private hospitals throughout the UK.
Where can I find hip replacement surgery in the UK?
BMI Healthcare is the largest provider of private acute surgical services in the UK. It is able to provide hip replacement surgery and other operations for hip conditions at over 60 state-of-the-art hospitals across the UK, using highly experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in hip surgery.
Why do I need hip replacement surgery?
The hip can become damaged leading to pain and immobility for a number of reasons:
Over time, the cartilage in the hip joint wears away causing the bone surfaces to rub together. This is the most common reason for hip replacement surgery and usually affects people aged 60-80.
An autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the lining of the hip joint, damaging the joint, cartilage and nearby bone. It can affect people of any age, but is most common in those aged 40-70.
Hip fractures and trauma
Sometimes a hip is so badly damaged that a replacement is the best form of treatment
Congenital hip dysplasia
In some children the hip joint does not form properly and if this is not identified very early in life it can lead to arthritis developing prematurely.
Total hip replacement surgery
surgery is a very successful and common operation, greatly improving a
patient's mobility and quality of life. Under general anaesthetic or,
in some cases an epidural, the damaged hip joint is removed and replaced
with an artificial joint made of metal, plastic or ceramic. The
operation takes between one and one and a half hours, with a hospital
stay of four to seven days. Modern artificial hip joints should last
approximately 15 years.
Computer-assisted navigation for hip replacement surgery
BMI Healthcare is able to offer the latest techniques for hip replacement surgery, including total hip replacement by computer-assisted navigation that allows the surgeon to place the artificial joint with the utmost accuracy.
Hip revision surgery
Occasionally a hip replacement wears out, or becomes infected or dislocated. The expert surgeons at BMI Healthcare can, in many cases, replace the affected artificial joint with a new one.
How can I get hip replacement surgery at BMI Healthcare?
The costs of hip replacement surgery are covered by most medical insurance policies. The prospective patient should call their insurer initially to confirm cover, and obtain a referral from a GP or specialist.
Self-pay at BMI Healthcare
Patients wishing to fund their own hip surgery, perhaps to avoid long NHS waiting lists, can obtain a quote by calling
0800 142 2316 or by visiting the BMI Healthcare website. Many surgical procedures are available at a fixed price and the costs can be spread out using the BMI Card, a unique credit card designed to help with the payment of private hospital treatment.
BMI National Enquiry Centre
Unit1, Cameron Court
Tel: 0800 656 9606
Fax: 0141 882 6326
Web site: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk
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