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Hip surgery

Our network of dedicated Orthopaedic Consultants deliver a range of hip surgeries to improve your hip mobility and function.

The Alexandra’s dedicated orthopaedic team can help with all mobility problems, and as we use our hips for countless activities every day and take simple actions like getting out of bed, walking up and down stairs, or getting into our car for granted, it is good to know we are just a call away to help you get back to normal.

Hip problems can be caused by trauma, disease or degenerative "wear and tear". The two most common symptoms people battling this condition might experience are pain and stiffness in the hip. Any problem with your hip has the potential to limit your ability to do the things you love. In turn, this can significantly impact your daily life, taking a toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing.

At BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester, our network of dedicated Orthopaedic Surgeons have years of experience treating debilitating hip pain and helping people like you regain movement and function once more.

We do not just serve Manchester though. If you live in any of regions around Greater Manchester including Stockport, Cheshire East, Trafford, or Tameside, or even further afield, The Alexandra Hospital is here to serve you.

People might need hip surgery for several reasons, including: 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory joint condition caused by an autoimmune process that causes pain and swelling in the joints. 
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It happens when cartilage, which is connective tissue between the bones, gradually wastes away and degenerates. This can lead to painful rubbing of bone-on-bone in the joints. ·
  • A fracture: You might need surgery to treat a traumatic injury, such as a bone fracture caused by a fall.

Whatever the cause, surgery can effectively treat hip pain and improve your mobility and function.

Many patients with hip pain book a private appointment with our Consultants at The Alexandra hospital assuming they will need hip replacement surgery. However, many are surprised to discover that their symptoms can sometimes be managed without surgery.

Physiotherapy, pain relief medication and hip joint injections can all be helpful in many cases including where the hip joint is damaged more extensively. However, it is still important to note that where a patient is suffering from advanced osteoarthritis, these treatments tend to only have a limited effect.

The most common operation is a full hip replacement, which involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a new artificial one (called a prosthesis).

Some symptoms and conditions can benefit from joint preservation treatment, which helps protect hip function and may delay the need for further invasive surgery.

If you are in pain and have previously had a total hip replacement, you may need a revision hip replacement to replace your prosthesis, in which case a call to our reception at The Alexandra Hospital will, in most cases, get you seen very quickly.

For certain hip conditions, a hip arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) may be carried out to investigate and repair any damage to your hip. During this procedure, a thin, flexible tube with a small camera and light attached to it is passed through a small cut in the hip area. The camera transmits a live feed to a screen, which helps your consultant investigate the cause of your pain.

In cases where you need a hip replacement or other form of hip surgery, your damaged joint will be replaced with an artificial implant. The implants used at The Alexandra are fitted to your specific requirements. All operations are monitored by the National Joint Registry.

We are also delighted to offer our private patients MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Hip Surgery. This has shown many benefits, including more accurate placement and alignment of the implant and a decreased likelihood of hip dislocation in the future. If this is of interest to you, your consultant will be happy to discuss it further.

Whatever the severity of your hip pain, your Consultant will ensure you receive the optimal treatment to effectively manage your symptoms.

When you meet with your consultant here at The Alexandra Hospital, they will take a detailed look at your medical history and discuss your symptoms with you. They will also ask you some questions to help narrow potential causes of your hip pain, like:

  • When did you first notice it?
  • Do you have any other symptoms?
  • What activities or movements aggravate your symptoms?
  • Have your symptoms been getting worse over time?
  • Have you had any previous treatments or procedures?

They will also carry out a physical examination of your hip, as well as your back and knee. This is because hip pain can sometimes be caused by problems in those areas.

Additional diagnostic tests may be needed, which can all be arranged for you at The Alexandra. Our on-site imaging facilities here in Manchester include X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound, allowing for comprehensive diagnostic capabilities.

After a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will discuss the results with you, outline treatments and explain the benefits you could expect from each.

Costs vary depending on each patient’s needs. As a guide, a typical initial consultation is around £200, and the cost of hip treatment injections start from £1,675. Other major hip operation costs are shown below:

  • Hip arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) £7,822
  • Hip replacement from £11,940
  • MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Hip Surgery from £15,200

All costs associated with your treatment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester will be explained in detail with you during your consultation

As the largest private hospital in the country outside of London, people choose to come to us for help with their hip problems for several reasons.

Whether you live in or around Manchester and the Greater Manchester area, or will be travelling from further afield, benefits of choosing The Alexandra in Manchester include:

  • Rapid access to an expert – Hip problems can have a massive impact on daily life. The last thing you want is to have to wait months for an appointment. With many leading hip experts on-site, in most cases you will be able to book an appointment without delay at a time that is convenient to you. 
  • Patient satisfaction – In an independent survey, over 98% of people we had treated said they were likely, or extremely likely to recommend BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester to their friends and family.
  • Tailored treatment – Your Consultant will tailor your treatment to your specific condition and needs. For example, a bespoke implant might be used to fit your lifestyle needs and bone quality. With our state-of-the-art facilities and a highly experienced team of hip specialists, we will get you back to better health sooner.
  • Remote consultation – While your consultation can be carried out in person on-site here at The Alexandra in Manchester, we can also offer remote consultations by telephone or online video call where required.
  • Comprehensive support – Following your hip surgery, a well-structured recovery programme will make a real difference to how well your new hip joint functions, both in the short-term and longer-term. Our dedicated physiotherapy team will support you throughout your treatment, before and after your surgery, to help you experience the best results.
  • Multidisciplinary team – From experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons to Physiotherapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Radiologists, each member of our team works to provide you with the best treatment, rehabilitation, and care throughout your time with us. Fast access to any member of this multidisciplinary team ensures you will always see the most appropriate person to fit your needs.
  • Fast, expert help for your hip pain – When hip pain or stiffness is severe and causing you mobility difficulties, it can be easy to worry about losing your independence and freedom. If you are feeling worried or nervous about hip pain, call us, we are at your service.

Your consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your hip pain and talk you through suitable treatment options. If hip surgery is needed, they will arrange for that to be carried out here at BMI The Alexandra Hospital at the earliest opportunity.

For peace of mind and known expert care, please contact us by calling directly on 0161 820 3898 or book your appointment online today.

Specialists Offering Hip surgery

Mr Winston Kim

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Specialist in Hip and Knee Surgery

MBChB, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Mohammad Bari

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS( Cal), FRCS(Gl)FRCS(Eng), MCh(Orth), FEBOT(Europe) FRCS(Tr/Orth)

BMI The Highfield Hospital 1 more BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Simon Ghalayini

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

MB ChB, MRCS, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Amit Kumar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons) MBBS (Lond) MRCS PgCert FRCS Ed (Tr&Orth)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital 1 more BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Gordon Shepard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Dip. Sports Sci.

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Mr Numan Shah

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, Cert (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr&Orth), MRCS (Ed)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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