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Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement with Hip & Knee Orthopaedics

Do not compromise the quality of life with pain and displaced hip fracture. Hip Replacement is now much more convenient with modern techniques and experienced doctors. Visit Hip & Knee Orthopaedics today and get treatment with additional services.
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What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery?
Total Hip Replacement

When Do I Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

You would need a hip replacement surgery when:

  1. You are suffering from debilitating pain and stiffness over the hip as a result of arthritis, affecting your quality of life.
  2. You have sustained a severe displaced hip fracture.
  3. You have severe deformity and/or leg shortening as a result of previous hip injury.

Related Information

Hip Replacement Surgery is one of the most successful surgeries to date, and markedly improves your pain and mobility if you are suffering from severe hip arthritis. Ability to walk better and pain-free would not only improve your quality of life, but have direct effects on your physical health by improving your bone density, muscle mass and cardiovascular health. Mental health is often improved as well with the new-found freedom from hip pain.

You will be given full anaesthesia (either general or spinal). An incision will be made over the damaged hip joint, a muscle sparing approach will be utilised to deliver the damaged hip joint. Once the damaged cartilage is removed to healthy bone, a socket implant with a special bone-like coating will be inserted. A bio-insert metal stem will be inserted into the femur.

Next the desired bearing combination will be implanted. Stability of the hip replacement will be checked and the capsular layered repaired before watertight skin closure is performed. Thereafter waterproof dressing is applied. Post op Xrays will be done. Most of the time, you should be able to start walking with either a walking frame or quad-stick immediately after the surgery.

After the surgery, you will be asked to come back to clinic to have your dressings changed every 4-5 days, till dressings are allowed to come off at two weeks post-surgery. Twice weekly physiotherapy is recommended for a start and this can help reactivate the muscles and reduce
the swelling.

Certain hip positions and getting up from the floor should be avoided for the first 4 to 6 weeks. Driving is generally allowed after 6 weeks. Thereafter hip restrictions will be lifted.

Full recovery from surgery generally takes between 3 to 6 months after surgery.

Screening For New Patients

We have assembled some packages to help our new patients.

Single Hip


Evaluation of Hip Pain with X-ray

Includes the following done on the same day:
X-ray AP pelvis ā€“ weight bearing, hip lateral; and
Review in clinic after X-ray
(Exclusive of GST)

Medisave & Integrated Shield Plans Approved

Great Eastern
NTUC Income
Personalised Care

Let Us Help with Your Recovery

Enquire with Us or Call +65 8884 1642.

Dr Adrian Lau

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist
Dr Adrian Lau is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon trained in primary and complex hip and knee arthroplasty.

Dr Tan Sok Chuen

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist
Dr Tan is an orthopaedic doctor with subspecialty training in hip and knee surgery ā€“ making her the first female hip and knee replacement surgeon in Singapore.

Our Office

38 Irrawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#09-21/38, Singapore 329563

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Saturday: 9am to 1pm
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