Considering Hip Surgery

Hip surgery is a surgical procedure to relieve pain and restore hip movement and function. If Dr Boyle recommends hip surgery, he will explain what’s involved in the surgery and recovery process. In addition, you will receive the Australian Orthopaedic Association Hip Replacement Surgery: A Guide for Patients to take home and read through carefully.

Typical questions people ask about hip surgery

  • What are the benefits and risks of hip surgery?
  • What costs will I personally incur (for surgery, hospital stay and rehabilitation)?
  • What do I need to do to prepare for surgery?
  • How long will I be in hospital?
  • What are my rehabilitation options?

Hip surgery procedures

Total hip replacement This procedure relieves chronic pain and restores mobility. It involves removing all or part of the hip joint and replacing it with artificial components. Hip replacements last 15 years or more.

Hip resurfacing This procedure resurfaces the hip socket and ball of the thigh bone with artificial components.

Hip revision This procedure replaces worn out components of an earlier hip replacement.

Pelvic reconstruction This major surgical procedure, involving bone grafting and 3D printed implants, includes surgery to the hip sockets where required.  


Preparing for hip surgery →