Total hip replacement surgery is usually performed to relieve pain from arthritis or repair severely damaged joints. Your surgeon will replace a hip with an artificial prosthesis to restore its mobility and function.Book Appointment
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged cartilage and bones from the hip and replace them with special prosthetic implants. This procedure is usually performed to relieve pain from arthritis or repair severely damaged joints.
Your surgeon will first make an incision over the front or side of your hips before removing the damaged cartilage and bones. Next, prosthetic implants (made of metal, plastic or ceramic) will be positioned into your pelvic bone to replace the damaged bones. This is done to restore hip stability and function.
The incision will then be stitched and bandaged.
Prior to total hip replacement surgery, your hip specialist will conduct several diagnostic tests. These tests may include:
After the surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room to monitor your blood pressure, breathing and pulse levels. You may be required to be hospitalised for a few days.
Generally, it may take up to 6 to 12 weeks to resume some level of function and mobility, while full recovery may take about 6 to 12 months.
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
Consultation fees are charged based on length of consultation, and start from SGD$150 (within 30 minutes).
We accept the following modes of payment:
If you are insured and would like to use a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us and our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.
Yes, you can. Our Clinic is an accredited day surgery clinic by the Ministry of Health. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents may use their Medisave for eligible orthopaedic inpatient procedures and hospitalizations.
The exact amount would depend on the complexity of the procedure. If you have any enquiries, feel free to speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your Medisave account.
Yes, patients who have purchased Integrated Shield plans with riders for co-insurance and deductibles will be able to use them in our clinic for eligible procedures. For more information, contact us to find out if your procedure is claimable.
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