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Rapid recovery hip replacement

Not so long ago, most patients would stay in hospital for about two weeks after hip replacement surgery. Nowadays, the average length of stay has reduced to about 5 or 6 days. In some centres it has been possible to reduce this to just a couple of days. I recently visited the Conquest Hospital in Hastings where consultant orthopaedic surgeon Hugh Apthorp and his team have perfected a pathway which allows patients to get up within a few hours of surgery and go home the next day. The multi-disciplinary team of anaesthetists, nurses, physios and occupational therapists work closely together and the results are very impressive. I’m sure that within a few years it will become the accepted way of managing patients who have had a hip replacement. We will introduce this pathway into Southampton General Hospital in the near future. I will also develop a similar pathway in the private sector. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please get in touch.

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  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Tens of thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

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  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s now an established technique, and the results are usually excellent in carefully selected patients…

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  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

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  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

    Click here to find out more
  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s a relatively new technique, but the results are usually excellent…

    Click here to find out more
  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

    Click here to find out more