Hip Replacement Surgery - Cost / Price - Images / Videos - Before & After

Learn everything about your treatment


Procedure time

1 to 2 hours

Overnight stay

1 to 5 nights


General or local (spinal block) with sedation

Final results

12 weeks

A hip replacement, also known as a total hip arthroplasty, is an operation to replace a damaged hip with an artificial joint. It involves the removal of the existing hip joint and the use of an artificial joint in its place. This can provide great relief to people who suffer from chronic hip pain, have injured their hip or have a condition such as osteoarthritis or hip dysplasia. This hip replacement overview page will be able to give you an idea of what the surgery involves.

What can a hip replacement achieve?

The main aim of a hip replacement is to improve your quality of life by reducing pain and allowing you to remain active. If your hip replacement is successful, your hip should function much better than before and your mobility should increase. This can therefore help you continue to live life to the fullest and take part in the activities that you enjoy. You may also find that you rely less heavily on painkillers after surgery. All of these factors can help to improve other areas of your life such as your mood and quality of sleep.
Of course, this is not an easy decision to make as it involves having major surgery. Therefore, hip surgery is often suitable for patients who have found no benefit from other methods to control their hip pain such as:

  • Painkillers
  • Physiotherapy
  • Steroid injections

If the above methods have failed, a hip replacement may be a viable option to help manage your hip pain.

Hip replacement technique

Your surgeon will discuss all of the treatment options with you. The operation often takes one to two hours to perform. It involves your surgeon making a cut into the hip and removing the damaged hip joint. The surgeon then replaces it with an artificial joint known as a prosthesis. This is often made up of metal or plastic.

Who are BOA?

BOA stands for The British Orthopaedic Association. It is the leading orthopaedic organisation in the UK. Surgeons who are members of the society regularly attend training to keep their skills and knowledge up to date. This means that they are amongst the most highly qualified and experienced orthopaedic surgeons in the UK. At Medbelle, we aim to recruit surgeons who are members of BOA. This ensures that all our patients receive only the highest quality of care.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.