Best Private Hip Replacement

1st November 2022 By Phoenix Hospital Group

In this blog post, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Paul Lee outlines the reasons you might need a hip replacement and suggests the best hip replacement options should you decide to get one.

Professor Lee


Do I need a hip replacement?

A hip replacement is a type of surgery that involves replacing damaged hip tissue with prosthetic implants. These implants will replace the ball and socket joint in your hip, with a ball attached to the femur, and a titanium socket attached to the pelvis.

But how do you know if you need a hip replacement? Some signs you may require hip replacement surgery include:

  • Chronic hip pain
  • Treatments like physiotherapy or steroid injections have failed to relieve your hip pain
  • Your hip pain is having a detrimental impact on your mental health
  • You experience negative side effects from use of hip pain medications
  • You have arthritis or significant joint damage
  • You struggle to undertake everyday tasks like putting on your shoes or exercising


What hip replacement should I get?

I use a specialist method known as S.P.A.I.R.E, which is a type of posterior hip replacement, meaning that the hip is accessed by the surgeon from the patient’s back. Unlike normal hip replacements, however, the S.P.A.I.R.E method involves significantly less tendon damage and recovery is much quicker, making it, in my opinion, the best hip replacement option.


What are the unique benefits of the S.P.A.I.R.E method?

Alongside the usual benefits of getting a hip replacement, such as reduction in hip pain, increased mobility and better quality of life, this pioneering method offers its own unique benefits:

No restrictions

After a traditional hip replacement, there are a number of restrictions on your regular activities you may be used to. With an S.P.A.I.R.E replacement, there are no restrictions following surgery, and you will be able to walk up and down stairs straight away and use a full range of movement, supported by our team of physiotherapists.

This will allow you to return almost immediately to your life as normal, although it is a good idea to make sure you have someone nearby to help for a little while. Most patients feel no pain after the surgery and are very happy with the outcome. You may even be able to drive within only a few days!

Early mobilisation

With hip replacement surgery recovery, the earlier you can start walking around, the better and faster your recovery is likely to be.

Hip replacements usually require a 3-4 day hospital stay following surgery, as you get used to moving around on your new hip. However, I have engineered a Rapid Biological Recovery programme, which revolutionises the patient journey to allow patients to go home within 24 hours of their surgery. You will be able to walk on your new hip immediately.

Guided by extensive scientific research

The S.P.A.I.R.E technique is subject to rigorous scientific testing, and is built on evidence-based methods, utilising advanced technology to limit tissue damage, ensuring a faster and more relaxing recovery period.


Where should I go for the best hip replacement?

I carry out hip replacements at the Weymouth Street Hospital, a boutique private hospital in Marylebone, London with the feel of a 5 star hotel. With luxury patient rooms, excellent patient care, and a dedicated chef who creates delicious meals designed to aid your recovery, they aim to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

Professor Lee at the Weymouth Street Hospital


About Professor Lee

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee and hip conditions. I am a double board-certified surgeon who offers a balanced and up to date opinion between regeneration, surgery, and non-surgical intervention. I have treated UK Premiership footballers with great results and am at the forefront of cell therapy. I trained in the world-renowned Exeter Hip Unit to perfect the S.P.A.I.R.E technique and have published medical journals about its benefits.


If you would like to book a consultation with Professor Lee to discuss getting a hip replacement, you can phone 0207 079 2100 or email and a member of the team will be in touch to book you in for an appointment.