Hip Replacement Surgery in London


If you suffer from osteo-, rheumatoid or septic arthritis, or you have Paget’s disease or hip dysplasia, you may experience significant hip pain and reduced movement, which is often significant enough to affect your day-to-day life. While non-surgical treatments, such as medications, physiotherapy and lifestyle changes, are available and can offer some success, these are not always sufficiently effective to relieve pain and improve your functional ability. In these instances, a hip replacement (also termed a hip arthroplasty) is usually recommended to restore your mobility and quality of life. With a variety of centers in the capital offering surgery to replace a damaged hip joint with an artificial prosthesis, it is important that you do your research before choosing a clinic in London for your surgery. Choosing a surgeon with expertise in hip arthroplasties makes sure that you will receive the best possible result from your joint replacement surgery so that your expectations of treatment are fully met.

Mr John Hollingdale has more than 20 years of experience in performing surgical hip replacements in London. As he keeps abreast of developments within the field of orthopaedics, he works with the most up-to-date techniques and prostheses, all of which are backed by evidence from clinical studies to guarantee their effectiveness. Besides his commitment to the latest advances in hip arthroplasty, Mr. Hollingdale also makes sure he delivers patient-centred care. This means that he involves you in decision-making and tailors your treatment to your individual needs. With his level of expertise and commitment to best practice you can trust that you will receive a good outcome from your surgery.

Surgery Options

Before you have your surgery you will meet with Mr Hollingdale at one of his London clinics for an initial assessment. This not only allows him to check your suitability for a hip replacement, but also enables him to advise on the most appropriate prosthesis for your circumstances. In cases where your hip damage is not sufficiently advanced to justify surgery, he will discuss more conservative treatment options with you and may suggest hip resurfacing as an alternative. Certain health problems are sometimes a contraindication to joint replacement surgery, so Mr Hollingdale will also review your medical history before making a decision. When it comes to the type of procedure he recommends, a complete clinical assessment to decide whether a partial or total hip replacement is more suitable, and whether you would benefit most from a metal-on-plastic, ceramic-on-plastic or a metal-on-metal artificial hip joint. Where necessary he may also advise weight loss or recommend other lifestyle changes to aid your recovery following hip replacement surgery.

by Jason Reethes