Hip Joint Replacement is an excellent solution for arthritis pain. The result is usually reliable pain relief for many years. This type of surgery usually takes around two hours, and requires a 3 night stay in hospital.
After surgery, you will need crutches for around 6 weeks and shouldn’t drive in that time. At 6-8 weeks you will be fairly well recovered, but the hip replacement continues to improve for at least a year.
Around 95% of Hip Joint Replacements survive more than 15 years, and many will last decades.
If you are over 60, there is a 90% chance you will not need further surgery on that hip.
Dray Orthopaedics is an Affiliated Provider with Southern Cross Insurance for Hip Joint Replacement.
The approximate cost of Hip Joint Surgery is $23,000 to $26,000. Specific estimates are provided on a patient-by-patient basis, as costs vary with type of joint replacement used, length of operation, length of stay, etc.