Hip Replacement Abroad
Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility with Hip Replacement Surgery Abroad
Why Choose to have your Hip Replacement Abroad?
- Package price much cheaper than the UK - in some cases upto 50% cheaper
- All surgery, hospital, specialist, implant & physiotherapy fees are included
- Physiotherapy for 14 days is included in the package price
- Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement techniques are performed
- Choice of implants (prosthesis) are tailored to the individual patient
- Expert surgeons performing over 200 hip replacements per year = lower complication rate
- Extremely clean hospitals = lower risk of infection
- A companion can stay in the hospital room with the patient (in some locations)
The main benefit of this type of surgery is for the relief of pain.
Patients may also notice an improvement of function, allowing them to walk easier and further. Daily activities should become more comfortable and their quality of life improved.
Why do I need a Hip Replacement?
Over time, the surfaces on the hip joint can start to wear. This can be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatism or a previous injury to the hip.
Osteoarthritis is painful as joints become stiff and inflamed when the smooth lining between the joints gets damaged or wears away. Without the protection of this lining, the rough surfaces of your bones rub together as you move, causing pain.
Simple, everyday things like going for a walk or even getting dressed become difficult. There’s no cure for osteoarthritis and it can get worse with time. However, joints can be replaced successfully, improving mobility and reducing pain.
The hip joint is composed of the head of the femur that smoothly turns in the cup of the pelvis. This smooth movement is made possible by a layer of cartilage on the head of the femur and in the cup of the pelvis. Cartilage is a smooth and elastic tissue.
The wearing-out of the cartilage is called osteoarthritis. Such wear is a normal aging process that occurs to everybody. Some people’s hip joints wear out faster than others.
Causes are usually carrying abnormal weight, accidents or deformities of the hip joint.
There is also the possibility that this ailment may be hereditary.
Once the hip joint is worn out this causes unbearable pain and when the pain cannot be remedied by other means a hip replacement has to be done.
It is not always necessary for the entire joint to be replaced.
A Partial Hip Replacement is a surgical procedure used to replace half of the hip joint. The operation involves replacing the ball of the femur that has worn from arthritis, degeneration or a serious fracture involving the ball of the hip joint.
In cases of severe hip damage where the femoral head and the hip cup need to be replaced this is called a total hip replacement.
Our orthopaedic surgeons use the latest surgical methods and where possible minimally invasive hip replacements are performed.
Hip Replacement Abroad - Advanced Surgical Techniques
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Abroad
The Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement procedure is where the surgeon uses one or two shorter incisions. The goal of using shorter incisions is to reduce pain and speed up the recovery process.
The benefits of minimally invasive hip replacement have been reported to include less damage to soft tissues, leading to a quicker, less painful recovery and more rapid return to normal activities.
Robotic Hip Replacement Abroad
Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery is one of the most recent advances in medical technology making hip replacement surgery easier and more successful than ever before.
Orthopaedic surgeons can now customise hip replacement surgery to closely match the unique anatomy of each patient. This results in a precisely fitting, long-lasting, and well-functioning hip implant. It also means your surgery will require less bone removal and tissue damage than it would with traditional surgery.
The robotic hip replacement technology uses state of the art technology which generates a 3D virtual model of your joint based on a CT scan. Based on this model, your surgeon uses the system to create a personalized, detailed pre-operative plan for your entire surgery. This pre-surgery planning allows your surgeon to achieve the most precise results.
Using this technology results in fewer failed procedures, better alignment and less damage to the components of the artificial hip joint caused when they rub together during movement.
Other benefits of robotic surgery include:
- More accurate placement and alignment of joint implants
- Potential for longer lasting joint replacements
- Potential for smaller incisions and less blood loss
- Reduced damage to surrounding tissues
Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy
Regaining your range of motion and strength after total hip replacement surgery is critical to regaining your ability to do the things that are important to you.
Rehabilitation after hip replacement surgery begins on the day of surgery. Patients begin with simple exercise activities and patients will get up and out of bed to practice walking using a walker or crutches.
During your two weeks of phsiotherapy, the team will work on your mobility, strengthening and walking. You'll also learn how to get in and out of a chair and begin exercises that strengthen the muscles. The team will also help prepare you for tasks such as washing, dressing and other daily activities.
An intensive rehabilitation programme ensures that our patients are restored to mobility in the quickest yet safest way. Patients undergo at least 2 sessions of physiotherapy for 30 minutes each session, twice a day whilst abroad.
Our physiotherapists use the very latest rehabilitation treatment techniques and their methods have been proven to rapidly restore patients to mobility prior to taking the flight back home.
Locations available for Hip Replacement Surgery Abroad:
- Hip Replacement in Austria - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in the Czech Republic - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in Denmark - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in Estonia - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in Germany - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in Italy - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in the Netherlands - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in Poland - For more information click Here
- Hip Replacement in Spain - For more information click Here
Pricing for Hip Replacement Surgery Abroad
The prices for Hip Replacement Surgery Abroad vary depending on the location chosen for your surgery.
Pricing starts from 5795GBP and includes:
- All hospital charges (pre-operative tests, consultant fees, all associated surgery costs, implant fees)
- Physiotherapy fees for 14 days whilst abroad - 2 sessions per day of 30 minutes each
- All accommodation on a full board basis
- A personal contact at the hospital to take care of you throughout the process
- All return transfers when overseas from the airport to the hospital
Flights are not included however we can assist with finding the cheapest flight options for you and providing you with the website / contact details to make your flight booking.
If a companion wishes to travel with you, the only extra costs are for their flights, accommodation & meals.