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Mako robot-assisted total hip replacement

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Sarah reaches Everest Base Camp after hip surgery

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One of the most successful operations of the 20th century

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Specialist Hip Unit

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A patient’s perspective

Hip problems can arise at any time in life. Choosing to have surgery can be a life changing experience, however understanding the procedure and rehabilitation helps for a speedier recovery.

Specialist Hip Surgeon

Matthew is one of only a few orthopaedic surgeons in the UK who exclusively treat hip conditions.

Patients are referred to him by consultants from around the country.

Hip replacements are a major part of his practice.

FAQ

How do I know the source of pain is in my hip?

Hip pain is usually experienced in the groin, over the outer aspect of the hip or in the buttock region but can extend down the front of the thigh to the knee. It is rare for pain arising from the hip to be felt below the knee.

What results should I expect from surgery?

This depends on the problem that the patient has, their overall medical situation and the precise diagnosis that is reached. The role of the surgeon is to explain clearly to the patient what is the expected outcome in their specific condition.

How long will I be in hospital?

The most common day to be discharged in the third post-operative day i.e. if your operation is on a Monday then you will most likely leave hospital on the Thursday. However, many patients are safe for discharge on the second post-operative day.

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Meet the team

Matthew Burwell is one of only a few orthopaedic surgeons in the UK specialising exclusively in treating hip conditions. Hip replacements are a large part of his practice. Many patients are referred to him from other orthopaedic specialists.

Matthew Burwell
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dave Hepburn
Specialist Senior Physiotherapist

Dr Graham Robinson
Consultant Radiologist

Hannah Nestor
Specialist Theatre Nurse

Laura Davies
Medical Secretary