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Our minimally invasive approach – unique in the UK

The London Hip Clinic uses a minimally invasive technique, which is relatively new in the UK. Unlike traditional ‘total hip replacement surgery, which cuts deep into muscles and tissue to access the hip joint, whereas our innovative technique involves making only a small incision and stretching rather than cutting through muscle to avoid tissue damage and scarring. 

How our total hip replacement works

Most of our patients tend to leave the hospital one day after the procedure, and are mostly able to get up and walk around within hours of your surgery, with minimal pain and swelling, and in some cases without crutches.

Because this minimally invasive approach does not involve cutting through the main muscles, there is less tissue trauma and minimal scarring. Most patients do not need to restrict their movement immediately after surgery and are walking without crutches within hours.

Fast recovery

There is less swelling or damage to surrounding tissue than in traditional surgical approaches. The result of this is that your ability to sit comfortably, bend or do everyday tasks will not be restricted, so you can return to your daily life sooner.

In many cases, after 3-4 weeks people experience the ‘forgotten hip’ feeling, meaning your new joint feels entirely normal, with a pain-free return to activities – including sports like skiing, hiking or tennis.

Most people can walk on the same day as their surgery, with minimal need for pain relief.

Low risk

At the London Hip Clinic we take the following specific measures in order to minimise the risks of surgery: 

About The London Hip Clinic

Let us explain the procedure and outcome in this short video...