Why do I need a hip replacement?
There are several reasons you may need a Hip Replacement:
- If you are in regular pain which makes it difficult to carry out every day activities, or is having a disabling effect on your ability to carry out normal daily activities.
- You cannot walk very far and may require the use of a stick: stairs may also be difficult.
- Your hip is getting stiff and you cannot carry out tasks such as putting on your shoes or socks easily, or without causing pain.
If you are suffering from these symptoms, we would advise you to contact your GP in the first instance, who may refer you to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon to discuss possible treatment options. During this discussion, they may advise a Total Hip Replacement (THR) operation.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Appointment
If you are referred to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, you will be given an appointment to see one of our Orthopaedic Surgeons.
At this consultation, your surgeon will have a look at your medical history, your X-rays and will examine your hip before discussing the most appropriate course of treatment.
If it is decided that surgery is the best course of action, the surgeon will discuss in detail what is involved in the operation, along with any associated risks and complications, beginning the process of informed consent.
If surgery is planned, you will stay for the Pre-operative Assessment Clinic.