Hip Debridement Surgery

What is hip debridement surgery?

Hip debridement surgery offers the correction of an abnormality in the hip joint where there may be excessive bone or abnormal tissue present, which are often associated with potential soft tissue lesions of the hip joint itself.

How does hip debridement surgery work?

Hip debridement suregery is performed through a limited incision with an approach into the hip joint, where the abnormal area is removed, and any torn structures may also be potentially repaired.

What will happen during my hip debridement?

When you meet with your consultant surgeon they'll ensure that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your hip debridement, they'll discuss with you what'll happen before, during and after the procedure and any pain you might have. Take this time with your consultant surgeon to ensure your mind is put at rest. We know that having an operation of any type can be stressful so we've created a short downloadable guide that you might find useful to print off and use to write down any questions you may have. Do take this with you to your consultation.

What are the benefits?

Significant pain improvement and return to function, associated with potential long-term reduction of the development of osteoarthritis of the hip.

How safe is the treatment?

Hip debridement surgery is now widely performed in the United Kingdom, with a standard series of risks, which are quoted to the patient. The procedure is not experimental. The treatment is of a medium order of risk as associated with all hip procedures of a significant magnitude.

Paying for your operation

Hip debridement surgery costs are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.

What other kinds of hip operations, treatments and procedures do BMI Healthcare carry out?

  • Hip replacement surgery Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful orthopaedic operations carried out in this area of medicine.
  • Hip injection treatment may use either local anaesthesia or a combination of local anaesthesia and steroid, enabling a potential diagnosis as well as therapeutic treatment...
  • Hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement for young and active patients...
  • A hip revision, or total hip replacement is an operation to take out your old hip replacement and put in a new one...
  • Total hip replacement with computer assisted navigation, Computer assisted navigation is a recent and most significant development in joint replacement and orthopaedic surgery of the 21st Century...


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