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Hips - finding a good orthopaedic surgeon

3wheeler3wheeler Posts: 110
A few years ago after a bit of hip pain my GP diagnosed early signs of osteoarthritis. Eventually I got some physio which does help.

Anyway - I have private medical insurance so thought I would try to get assessed by a specialist. Anyone got any tips on how to find a "good" one, particularly who specialises in hips and deals more with active/injured people than old people who just need new hips. I've got a couple of names of the orthopaedic surgeons who work at the local private hospital, but I don't think there's any restriction on looking further afield, as long as they are on a list of approved people.

London based ones are an option since its about 40 minutes on the train.

Thanks

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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If it's like my private medical insurance you'd need to be referred by your GP so you could ask them first? I'd guess you'd need a physical assessment and some x-rays + MRI to see what's going on in there. Surgery might not be your best option. If you go Googling for an orthopod surgeon they are more likely to want to pursue the surgical route; can you find a non-surgical hip specialist to do the assessment and then point you towards the most appropriate course of action / other specialists?
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,864
    http://iseh.co.uk/patients/why-the-iseh

    i've used them a few times, excellent, and the focus is absolutely on sports/active people
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,205
    Its such a common operation your GP should be able to point you in the right direction
  • 3wheeler3wheeler Posts: 110
    FatTed wrote:
    Its such a common operation your GP should be able to point you in the right direction
    what operation?
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,892
    Would the issue not be classed as pre-existing in which case it might not be covered?
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,205
    3wheeler wrote:
    FatTed wrote:
    Its such a common operation your GP should be able to point you in the right direction
    what operation?

    Hip resurfacing, Replacement
  • 3wheeler3wheeler Posts: 110
    FatTed wrote:
    3wheeler wrote:
    FatTed wrote:
    Its such a common operation your GP should be able to point you in the right direction
    what operation?

    Hip resurfacing, Replacement

    Well hopefully I'm a long way off needing hip replacement :D but that's what the expert should be able to tell me
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