Choice of Hip Replacement - the surgeon's opinion

We ask ten leading orthopaedic surgeons what they would opt for if they needed a hip replacement, and we get ten different answers.

Questions include: 

  • Which type of hip prosthesis do you routinely use and why?

  • If you needed a hip replacement now which prosthesis and procedure would you opt for?

  • What over-riding piece of advice would you give to someone considering having hip replacement?

Mr Jeremy Latham says, "Having hip surgery is a big event and you need to trust the person who will take you through this difficult time."


Mr Stephen Jones explains, "Information is of key importance and your surgeon should be able to answer your questions and address your concerns, or be able to point you in the right direction to gain help."

Hip replacement is not normally a medical emergency, you therefore have time to get the information you need and to consider your options.

The expert hip panel includes:

About our Hip Panel Medical Experts

The Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons on the Hip Guide panel are all senior members of staff and acknowledged experts in hip replacement surgery.

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