Hip Replacement2017-09-06T07:04:19+00:00

About Hip Replacement

Hip pain has many causes. Osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, post-traumatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the causes of arthritic hip pain. Total Hip Replacement may be an excellent solution to these conditions.


In my practice I aim to stand the patient up immediately following surgery and have them walking as soon as possible. This is possible because I use modern techniques of ‘enhanced recovery’ and ‘multimodal analgesia’ as well as a local anaesthesia infiltration (LIA) technique during surgery to minimise pain. I also work closely with my anaesthetic and physiotherapy team to assess each individual patient in order to achieve good pain relief and a smooth recovery.

Typically a patient is discharged either home, or to a rehabilitation unit for more physiotherapy, on or before Day 3 of surgery.

The wound takes around 2 weeks to heal – it should be kept clean and dry.

It is important that the physiotherapy instructions are followed carefully and exercises are performed, in order to get the best out surgery.

Normally a patient may drive 6 weeks following a total hip replacement.

Depending upon their occupation, most patients can return to work between 6-12 weeks following surgery.

In summary, Total Hip Replacement can be an excellent solution to hip pain and vastly improve the quality of life of a patient with hip arthritis.