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Hip replacement

A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one (known as prosthesis).

In 2013, the NHS performed just over 66,000 hip procedures in England and Wales.

It's a routine operation for hip pain most commonly caused by arthritis or hip fracture. Most commonly carried out in older adults aged between 60 and 80.

For the first four to six weeks after the operation you will need a walking aid, such as crutches, to help support you.

What would happen at a consultation?

You would first of all receive a comprehensive MSK physiotherapy examination, including a subjective history when you’re past medical history and current medication use would be collected. Please bring your medication history with you history with you to your first appointment. Please attend wearing loose clothing so that the Physiotherapist can see and palpate the respective area. After initial assessment you may also be enrolled on an exercise program that is designed to help you regain and then improve the use of your new knee joint. Research indicates that Joint Replacement Classes have very good outcomes in terms of patient satisfaction, motivation and recovery.