Private Hip Replacement Surgery in the UK

An operation to replace a hip joint with an artificial one

Hip replacement surgery can bring you great relief from chronic hip pain and improve your mobility

About hip replacement surgery

If you suffer from hip pain that hasn't responded to other types of treatment, such as steroid injections, your consultant may recommend a hip replacement. During this type of surgery, your hip joint is replaced with an artificial one (known as a prosthesis). It may be metal, ceramic or plastic.

Need to know

  • What happens during hip surgery? icon plus

    Hip replacement surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic.  For some operations it is sometimes carried out after a spinal epidural (an injection to block the pain in your lower half).

    During a hip replacement, your surgeon will remove the ball part of your hip joint, along with any damaged cartilage and bone. They'll then replace them with the prosthetic ball and socket. The whole procedure usually takes a few hours.
  • How do I prepare for hip surgery? icon plus

    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you. Your consultant will talk you through your surgery so you understand what's involved.

    Before the operation, you can prepare to make your life easier during your recovery. You'll need to use crutches or a walker to move around after the operation. It's a good idea to arrange for a friend or a family member to help you with tasks such as shopping, bathing and laundry during this time. You may also want to consider installing handrails in your bath, shower and staircase at home to help during your recovery.
  • After hip surgery icon plus

    You will be cared for in hospital for a few days following the operation. After surgery, our physiotherapy team will encourage you to stand up and walk a little with the help of crutches. They'll also give you exercises to practise to help strengthen your hip and legs.

    You should be able to go home after five to 10 days. You'll need to use crutches, a walker or walking sticks for a few weeks. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.

The Cost For Hip Replacement Surgery

Hospital stay and procedure

Prices from

£12,363 subject to the specifics of your treatment as recommended by your consultant.
Indicative consultant fees from £1,400

Expected length of stay

4 nights


Before admission

  • Pre-assessment

During your hospital stay

  • Accommodation in a standard room as quoted above.
  • Routine admission tests
  • Patient meals are included but not transferable.
  • Nursing care and facilities
  • Theatre fees, drugs and dressings
  • Removal of stitches, dressing and plaster as required.
  • Take home medication 


  • Any additional nights in hospital not described in the above.
  • Specialist nursing above and beyond required level of care.
  • Any post-operative treatments/consultations which may be required.
  • Any additional or more complex procedures not included in our initial agreement.
  • Any readmission due to complications will result in additional charges in line with our standard prices.
  • Personal costs including visitors’ meals and drinks as well as newspapers.
  • Any costs not specified as included.

Our hip consultants

We're proud to work with leading hip surgeons, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Don't wait, pay for yourself

We offer this treatment at a fixed price at some of our facilities.

Our locations

From complex hip surgery to diagnostic scans, tests and procedures, we provide exceptional orthopaedic care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request a hip or pelvis appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced hip consultants. We can also make imaging and outpatient physiotherapy appointments for you.

Call us today

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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