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Results that last a lifetime
If you are suffering from arthritis or a hip injury, a hip replacement can provide long-lasting relief by replacing your damaged hip joint with a prosthesis.
The latest ceramic implants stand the test of time and feel and function just like a natural hip joint. If your implant is placed in the optimal position, it can last a lifetime and avoid further revision surgery in the future.
Did you know?Patients in their 30s and 40s can now benefit from the life-changing results of hip surgery
The sky's the limit
Mr Shah worked his magic on me
I am now 14 weeks post-surgery and feel really good. My husband and I are off shortly on holiday to Rwanda, Gorilla Trekking, I wouldn’t have been able to think about going on this holiday before Mr Shah worked his magic on me.
Ceramic vs metal hip replacements
Traditional hip implants replace your hip joint with a metal ball and a plastic cup. Over time, the metal ball erodes the plastic cup, and debris builds up around the joint. Your body attacks these foreign objects, causing pain and inflammation, and eventually, your prosthesis will need replacing.
Ceramic implants feature a ceramic ball and cup, so the wear rate is much lower, and your new hip will move smoothly and freely for many, many years.
Explore your options
During your initial consultation, Mr Shah will carry out a comprehensive assessment to provide you with all your treatment options, including any non-surgical solutions.
If you are young and active with healthy bones, a ceramic hip replacement can provide an excellent alternative to a metal implant. Mr Shah usually recommends an uncemented prosthesis to help your bone grow into the implant to create a secure bond.
Relax in expert hands
Mr Shah has performed thousands of hip replacements and is one of Sussex’s most experienced hip surgeons. Between April 2018 and March 2021, Mr Shah carried out 593 hip replacements – more than four times the national average.
He is actively involved in teaching and research and consistently achieves exceptional outcomes for his patients. He is equally passionate about patient care and will give you the time and attention you deserve during this life-altering experience.
Start your journey
to a new lease of life
To ask us a question or arrange a consultation with Mr Shah, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Frequently asked questions
While results can vary, some patients can enjoy their new hip for life thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and implants.
During your hip replacement, your comfort is our top priority. Throughout your operation, you’ll be under the care of a skilled anaesthetist with experience in joint replacement surgery.
It will take months for you to make a full recovery, but you’ll start to see and feel an improvement much sooner. Most patients are walking without support within 4–6 weeks.
It’s hard to believe that a metal or ceramic prosthesis could feel or function like a natural hip joint, but most patients can’t tell the difference.