Hip Replacement

For most people with no alternative, a hip replacement can be a daunting and very expensive prospect. Medifin provides flexible, no hassle medical financing to patients in need of hip replacement surgery.

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How Much Does It Cost To Get A Hip Replacement?

The cost of an appointment with your Orthopaedic Surgeon and Hip Replacement surgery can range from R 100,000 – R 450,000.

R 100,000

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Hip Replacement Loan

Please Note: The cash price is only an estimate. *Assumes the estimate is the correct price and is to be paid over 12 months. Please see the Loan Calculator or speak to an Advisor for accurate pricing.

How It Works

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1

Consult Your Doctor

Get a quote from your Orthopaedic Surgeon (or apply using an estimated procedure amount).
2

Gather your Documents

You will need a copy of your ID, proof of income (most recent salary slip), last 3 months’ bank statements and proof of residence (eg. a utility bill).
3

Apply Online

Apply online to check whether you qualify for a Medical Finance loan and send us your documents (See Step 2) via email.
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Await Approval

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Payment Made

Once accepted, we'll make a payment directly to your practitioner within 24 hours.

Where Can I Find A Orthopaedic Surgeon?

Find a registered Orthopaedic Surgeon near you! Or join our directory.

DR Michael MC DONALD
SANDTON MEDICLINIC, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2021
Dr Shaun East
Mediclinic Kloof Hospital ,Suite G27, 511 Jochemus Street, Pretoria, Gauteng 0048
Dr Barend J Van Der Westhuizen
7A Gloucester Street, George, Western Cape 6529

Frequently Asked Questions About Hip Replacements

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Why Would Someone Need Total Hip Replacement?

Total hip replacement is often necessary after the cartilage between a patient’s femur and pelvis wears out. Severe arthritis often results from the lack of cartilage and leaves patients with severe achy pain and immobility. Typically, a hip replacement is not performed unless non-surgical methods fail to relieve hip pain.

What Happens During a Total Hip Replacement?

While the patient is under anesthesia, the hip is cut open and the arthritic bone in the socket of the joint is cleaned out. The surgeon also removes arthritic bone from the femoral head, then inserts an artificial femoral head down into the femur.

The joint is then complete and the surgeon shaves arthritic bone from the knee cap before replacing it and closing the incision. For a more visual, detailed explanation, check out this animation.

Will I Need Physical Therapy?

Yes. Physical therapy is an important aspect of the rehabilitation process after a complete hip replacement. Physical therapy will begin the day after your operation and will last for many weeks. To strengthen your hip, you’ll start with some easy workouts like tightening and releasing your muscles. In order to avoid any possible injury to your hip replacement, you will also learn new strategies for motions such as sitting, standing, and bending. Patients are often in physical therapy for 6-8 weeks, with twice-weekly sessions.

Will I Be Pain-Free After My Surgery?

Although patients are sore after surgery, most hip replacement patients report being completely pain-free after 3-4 weeks. Additionally, 95% of hip replacement patients reported having less pain one year after their surgery than before it, according to Total Knee Replacements.

How Long Will Full Recovery Take?

Patients should be able to move around the house after 4-6 weeks without experiencing pain or using walking aids. After that point, the amount of time that is necessary for a full recovery varies between patients.

Some patients recover extremely quickly—within a month or two—while others require a full six months before returning to their pre-surgery levels of activity.

What are the risks of hip replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is a big procedure. Despite the fact that developments in technology and medical care have made joint replacements safe and successful, there are always hazards. These risks should be discussed with your surgeon and carefully considered before deciding to have surgery. The following are the most prevalent dangers:

  • Clots in the blood
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage due to joint loosening

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