Modern hip replacement surgery is a very effective procedure at relieving pain and restoring your hip function and quality of life. There are a number of different techniques, implants, fixation strategies and bearing surfaces available. The choice depends on a number of patient factors and the reason for surgery and will be explained to you in detail at your clinic appointment.
Jonathan has a particular interest in the direct anterior approach (DAA) in suitable cases as well as joint replacement in young active individuals.
HOSPITAL STAY AND REHABILITATION
Your hospital stay will generally be around 1-3 nights, and you will be discharged when you are comfortable and the physiotherapists are happy that you can get around safely at home.
The potential risks and complications of total hip replacement include infection, DVT/PE, nerve or blood vessel damage, dislocation, leg length discrepancy, fracture, loosening, wear and revision surgery.
Specific risks and complications pertinent to your particular surgery will be discussed with you in detail prior to the procedure, and if you have any particular concerns or feel you have not fully understood, Jonathan would be happy to clarify things at a clinic appointment prior to surgery.
When you come for surgery, you will be asked to sign a consent form detailing the procedure and demonstrating that you accept and understand the risks and potential complications of your operation.