The treatment of an arthritic hip is made after a discussion between the patient and surgeon.
I will discuss the alternatives to surgery with you, as well as the potential risks and benefits of an operation.
When does hip surgery become necessary?
Hip replacement is a major operation and is recommended when changes to activity and painkillers and no longer helping the pain.
If you are well enough to cope with been having the operation hip replacement will be offered if
Hip replacement is primarily a pain relieving procedure.
One of the great pluses is that activity that was previously difficult and painful can be done with out a moment thought.
What our Patients say
My initial consultation with Mr Alun John was in February. He heard me out as to how my deteriorating hip was causing increasing pain and affecting my mobility and well-being. The hip, according to him was severely arthritic and we agreed upon a date for a hip replacement in April. He fully explained what the operation entailed. The original date had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. Mr John took the trouble to get in touch with me personally and relay the bad news, promising he would get in touch as soon as the situation improved. True to his word, he contacted me mid July and offered a new date. The operation was successfully performed in early August. I am now pain free and increasingly mobile. During my stay in hospital and the subsequent follow-up appointment I was impressed by his calm and professional approach. Under his initial gruff exterior there is a kindness and a genuine care for the patient.
Mr John was recommended to me by another consultant due to his expertise in complex hip replacement operations. I have found Mr John to be both knowledgeable and professional throughout both my complicated total hip replacement procedures. He has put myself and my family at ease throughout and has been extremely helpful and efficient in dealing with any enquiry or problem. I would highly recommend him to others and have already done so.