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Hip resurfacing surgery

If your hip has become damaged or diseased, hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement for young and active patients.

Private hip surfacing involves replacing parts of the hip with metal implants.

This treatment is often needed because part of the hip has become damaged or diseased.

Hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement for young and active patients.

Hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving procedure because the femoral neck is left intact and the femoral head is resurfaced rather than replaced.

During your appointment you will meet with your consultant orthopaedic surgeon.

He or she will go over with you exactly what would happen during the surgery, as well as what to expect in your recovery.

This will be an excellent opportunity for you to get all of your questions and concerns answered and addressed.

During the procedure, a few millimetres are resurfaced from the two articulating surfaces of the hip.

The femoral head (ball joint) is shaped to accept a low-wear metal sphere, and the acetabular socket (cup joint) is fitted with a corresponding metal cup.

Hip resurfacing utilises a large femoral component which restores the natural size and shape of your hip.

This is beneficial to you for several reasons:

  • Hip resurfacing offers better stability
  • A greatly reduced risk of dislocation
  • Abroad range of movement
  • Increased longevity
  • Higher levels of patient activity than traditional hip replacements.

And, if for some reason a second surgery is needed in the future, the femoral bone is still intact, meaning a second procedure is much easier.

Hip replacement and resurfacing are generally safe surgical procedures.

For most people, the benefits in terms of improved mobility and less discomfort and hip pain are greater than the disadvantages.

However, all surgery carries an element of risk.

You should be able to return to many everyday activities after six weeks following the surgery.

However, you should consult with your consultant surgeon regarding the length of your recovery and when you can begin lifting heavy objects or standing for long periods of time again.

You will be given physiotherapy exercises to practice.

It is important that you practice these as instructed, as they are designed to promote an effective recovery.

A breakdown of the surgery cost for hip resurfacing

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £13,737 Included £13,737
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £13,937

Specialists Offering Hip resurfacing surgery

Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA, MSc, LLM, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Jon Conroy

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, BSc ,MSc, FRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth) 

BMI The Duchy Hospital

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Mr Bhupinder Singh Mann

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS, (Tr. & Orth.)

BMI The Chiltern Hospital 1 more BMI The Shelburne Hospital

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Mr Kailash Desai

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Nirav Shah

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS MSc MRCS MS(Orth) MCh(Orth) FRCS (Tr & Orth) MD

BMI Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Vipin Asopa

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

PhD, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MRCS, MBChB, BSc.

BMI The Cavell Hospital 1 more BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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