Private hip replacement Surgery Abroad Avoiding NHS Waiting Times. Why wait longer than you need? You can save money and time by opting for hip surgery abroad. Costs abroad for treatment is lower than in UK private clinics. There are no NHS waiting lists for hip surgery Abroad.
Some clinics in Europe have agreed to accept NHS patients with the S2 form after Brexit. In order to get the S2 form you will need to have a private consultation with a surgeon in Italy (online or physically). After consultation, we will do the rest and the NHS should issue permission to travel abroad within 4 weeks. After that you will be placed on the waiting list in the clinic and treatment usually will be provided within 3 months, depending on your condition.
An artificial hip joint is an implanted prosthesis to replace the functions of the hip joint after a loss of functionality. Hip replacement restores the ability to move without pain. Partial or total hip prostheses are used, depending on the severity of the damage. Orthopaedic surgery is the most common treatment abroad after plastic surgery and dental treatment.
Hip replacement surgery implants options:
Cemented hip implant abroad
The artificial acetabular cup and the implant stem are bonded to the bone using bone cement. For older patients, in particular, the use of bone cement for securing a hip implant is often advisable. The slow bony in the growth process of the artificial hip joint is avoided and the patient is able to load the leg again soon after the operative treatment abroad.
Furthermore, major studies have shown that cemented hip implants are particularly durable. This may prevent the necessity of a second operative treatment abroad to change the implant, or at the least postpone it.
Cement-less hip implant abroad
The cement-less prosthesis components are wedged or, in part, screwed into the bone. To this end, the surgeon has to fit the artificial acetabular cup and the implant stem into the bone accurately. Consequently, the metal surfaces of the prosthesis components are in direct contact with the bone. The latter slowly grows into the implant to form a secure attachment for the artificial hip joint.
Rehabilitation after hip surgery abroad
Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process from hip replacement surgery. After leaving the hospital, some people have physical therapy in their home or at a clinic, while others stay in a specialised rehabilitation facility abroad for a few days.
Why did patients choose to have hip replacement surgery abroad?
- Costs of hip replacement surgery – surgery abroad is £5600 – £12000, the price depends on the implant and clinic you would like to go to.
- No waiting lists for hip replacement –NHS are having long waiting lists (over 21 weeks), but by travelling abroad you can get treatment significantly sooner. And in almost all cases you will be able to get a refund for a hip replacement abroad.
- Specialised services – private clinics abroad tend to offer specialised orthopaedic surgeons, well educated medical staff newest medical equipment. In situations when you are paying for service, you are expecting high-level orthopaedic surgeons and that is what private medical clinics abroad do offer. And who would not want to be treated by the same doctor who has operated on professional athletes?
- New orthopaedic treatment options – NHS often offers the cheapest available surgery, but in private clinics abroad you and your doctor can choose the best available treatment plan.
- Chose prosthesis – if you’re on the NHS waiting list, by opting abroad you will be able to choose the best available treatment date.
- Rehabilitation after surgery – Rehabilitation is an important part of any hip surgery and often is 50% of a successful surgery. You will get professional rehabilitation specialist guidance after your surgery.
After that you travel, receive treatment, and once you come back we finish off your case. You will have to keep all proof of payment. If you are not on the waiting list we will try to get a refund after surgery.