Step 1: Book A Consultation
If you do require surgery, we will schedule and walk you through the process of your operation.
Step 2 Schedule Surgery
During your appointment, Dr Parminder Singh will take a history, examine you and review the relevant radiology. If any further scans are required Dr Singh will request those. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed Dr Singh will discuss the non-surgical option and surgical options of surgery. If no surgery is required Dr Singh may refer you to a physiotherapist for non-surgical management. If surgery is required Dr Singh will consent you for the surgery explained the risk and benefits of the procedure and the expected outcome.
Step 3 Surgery
Dr Parminder Singh will see you before the surgery in the waiting bay and ensure all your questions have been answered prior to surgery.
Dr Parminder Singh will examine your hip, thigh and leg making sure there are no open wounds or signs of skin infection.
If there are any signs of infection, you surgery will be cancelled and rescheduled for another day. Once this has been check Dr Parminder Singh will draw an arrow on the side of your thigh confirming with you the side of surgery. Dr Parminder Singh will check your consent form to again confirm the operation being performed and side of surgery.
Step 4 Recovery
Following your surgery, you will recover on the ward. Most individual stay three to four nights in the hospital and will be seen by the physiotherapist on the ward to facilitate mobilisation using crutches for the first 1-2 weeks.
Some individuals will use the crutches for longer depending on the type of injury and treatment required. Dr Parminder Singh will see you in his rooms approximately 10-14 days after the hip replacement surgery and inspect the hip wound.
The stitches will be removed during this appointment. Dr Parminder Singh will also explain the operative findings and recommended precautions and rehabilitation required. Another appointment will typically be organised for you around 6-8 week after this date to assess your progress. In the meantime, rehabilitation is usually recommended with a physiotherapist who has experience with hip replacement patients.
It is important to follow the hip precautions Dr Parminder Singh recommends to allow for the best possible outcome.
Further appointments will be made at approximately 6 and 12months post operatively and check x-rays will be requested. Dr Parminder Singh recommends to allow approximately 3 months for the soft tissue healing from the surgery and hip precautions during this period. The bone healing will continue for up to 12 months after surgery and Dr Singh will check this for you during the following up appointments. In terms of longer term, Dr Singh will review you in 5, 10, 15, 20 years after your hip replacement with regular x-rays.