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Total Hip Replacement, also called by orthopaedical surgeons a total hip arthroplasty or a hip resurfacing, is a common procedure designed to reduce hip pain caused in most cases by arthritis and ageing. The total hip replacement surgery is usually performed in Patients over 55 years old.
It is one of the most successful operations with joint replacement. The prices for hip endoprosthesis abroad differ across Europe. If you are looking for the total hip replacement abroad where the best quality and affordable prices are guaranteed you should consider undergoing a private total hip replacement in Poland. Hip arthroplasty in Poland means the highest medical standards, a certified clinic and a total care package with physical therapy and stay for the Patient and the accompanying person.

Total hip replacement abroad – cost, benefits, reviews, risk and quick facts. Hip endoprosthesis in Poland:

Expected outcome significant pain reduction, improved mobility and return to low-impact sports
Anesthesia general, regional (epidural)
Stay in Poland – All-inclusive Package 14 days in the private clinic
Physical Therapy in the Package 1-2 times a day, included in the price
Additional equipment crutches, walker, medicines, catering, 24h care included in the price
Follow up next day, 3 days, 10 days stitches removal, 6 weeks after surgery, then if needed
Back to work time (office) 8 weeks
Expected recovery time 8-12 weeks with rehabilitation
Driving 6 weeks
Approximate Package cost from £6,500 (depending on the Doctor’s examination and medical diagnosis) all-inclusive stay incl. airport transfers, on-site physio and companion’s stay.
1. Total Hip Replacement in Poland - General Treatment Information

a) Expected results and benefits after hip prosthesis surgery in Poland

Advantages of total hip replacement in Poland:

Total hip replacement is a complex procedure, usually performed in Patients over 60 years old.
It is one of the most successful operations with joint replacement know nowadays. The outcome is very positive in most cases, over 80% of Patients who underwent total hip replacement report a loss of pain and improved mobility. Benefits of the hip prosthesis include primarily significant reduction of hip pain during daily activities as well as during sleeping. The mobility and movement increase, the leg is strengthened (after proper rehabilitation and physical therapy). Generally speaking, the quality of Patients life is improved. Usually, but not guaranteed, the leg length is equalised.

b) About the hip replacement surgery abroad:

Hip replacement is usually advised to Patients who have tried other alternative non-surgical methods such as weight loss, modification of activities, anti-inflammatory medications, walking sticks and physiotherapy. If it is no longer possible to preserve your natural hip from resurfacing and damage, the whole hip joint is replaced by metal components to restore pain and allow mobility. There are several types of prosthesis, chosen by a surgeon for each case. Before the surgery, you will be informed which prosthesis model will be used. In our private hospital in total hip replacement surgery in Poland, we use only the best know hip implants by Zimmer, Smith & Nephew, Stryker.

c) Treatment Schedule for hip replacement surgery in Poland.total hip replacement abroad, total hip replacement in Poland - private hospital, cheap hip replacement surgery,

In total hip replacement surgery, you will likely get the general anaesthesia. The whole procedure will be completely pain – free. After receiving an anesthetization, there are several steps in the hip endoprosthesis placement process. Firstly, the femur is separated from the hip socket. Then the surgeon removes the damaged head of the femur and torn cartilage. The metal parts of an artificial hip are put in place and pressed to fit. Finally, after an accurate and precise surgeons work, the new ball and socket are joint together. At the end of the surgery, every incision will be closed with stitches. Sometimes draining tubes will be inserted into the wound.

d) Potential side effects of hip implantation surgery:

Hip replacement is considered a safe procedure, the rate of complications is low. Serious problems as infection happen in less than 2% cases, but the chronic illness (especially heart problems) may increase the potential risks such as stroke. There is always a risk, that any of the followings may appear:

  • change of the length of the injured leg,
  • infection (if you feel fever, chills, increased pain, significant swelling it may be a signal of an infection),
  • loosen of the prosthesis (after some time the implant may become slacken),
  • blood clots,
  • injury of a nerve,
  • hip stiffness,
  • implant problems, dislocation,
  • continuous pain,
  • breaking of the bone,
  • inadequate leg length.

Also, general anaesthesia may cause risks like allergic reactions or breathing problems.

e) Full Recovery Time after total hip replacement abroad

How long does it take to recovery after total hip replacement in Poland?

In our private hospital, we offer special 14-days packages with physical therapy, best implant, surgery, care, exercising and room at the clinic. It is vital for your recovery to be careful and patient during these first two weeks, and we highly recommend to stay under the supervision of our surgeon and physical therapists. Usually, the recovery takes up to 6 months, but it depends on the general health condition of the Patient, age and willingness to undergo physical therapy. At the beginning of the recovery process some pain-control medications will be prescripted, sometimes there will also be a need of taking antibiotics to avoid infections. The procedure, if done within appropriate patients, can last at least 15 years.

2. Patient’s preparation
How shall I prepare myself for total hip replacement?

The surgeon will explain to you how to behave before, during and after hip surgery. Probably the doctor will ask you to stop smoking – it increases a risk of getting a wound infection, and also may slow down your recovery or even lead to complications. Your doctor will determine your age and medical condition, which tests are necessary to undergo surgery – evaluation for blood counts, test for kidneys and liver, EKG, chest X-ray, electrolytes, urinalysis. Sometimes you will be recommended a pre-procedure exercise program, to increase muscles strength and flexibility. In some cases, patients will have to donate their blood to be stored and used for the autotransfusion during surgery, as a hip replacement procedure can involve blood loss.

You may be asked to return to appropriate body weight. You may receive an anticlotting injection. If you have a general anaesthesia, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything for about six hours, before your surgery. It is vital to follow the rules to stop taking medicines that rarefy your blood. As the procedure is complex, you may need to prepare your apartment for some changes. For example, you may need to put some safety bars in your shower or bath, instal secure handrails by the stairways (stairs climbing must be kept to the minimum), you may need a stable and comfortable chair for your recovery and a footstool for a leg elevation. You may also need to remove all carpets and rugs. You should prepare a loose and comfortable trousers.

3. Diagnostics
As the surgery is irreversible, the decision about undergoing it must be well thought and supported by tests. Before making a decision about hip replacement, your doctor will probably make a former careful examination. He/She will check if you had any recent injuries, look into your medical history, where you feel pain and other symptoms, usually he/she will make you some extra tests like blood tests, X-Ray, Ultrasound or MRI scan done. Before the surgery, your doctor may offer you other methods of treatment like physiotherapy or medications.
4. Qualification for the hip replacement abroad procedure.

How shall I get qualified for the hip prosthesis surgery in Poland?

Your doctor may consider total hip replacement procedure if the progression of severe arthritis in the hip joint is fast and advanced. Usually, to the hip endoprosthesis are leading: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, aseptic necrosis, avascular necrosis. Long lasting and intensive chronic pain, in connection with the limiting of daily functions, may also be a reason to consider hip replacement abroad. If together with your doctor you have decided, that the total hip replacement is the only possible way to help, you will be carefully examined in the field of your general health and other medical conditions. Some weight management plans may be ordered. You will also have to undergo a bone densitometry test to choose the most suitable method of prosthesis fixation.

From start to finish, EuroTreatMed made getting mum’s hip replacement surgery in Poland very easy. We were treated with care and professionalism throughout. Nothing was too much trouble. We cannot recommend EuroTreatMed and the Sanvimed clinic enough. Five stars.

Maja, EuroTreatMed’s International Patient Coordinator, is friendly, caring and helpful.

We had heard about people going for surgery abroad but were unsure how it would work. Maja explained the process in English and assured us that mum would be in good hands and that her surgery, nursing care and physiotherapy would be performed to the highest standards using the most modern materials and techniques. Maja was with us throughout; from our first email requesting information, visiting mum at the clinic to her following up with us after mum had returned to Northern Ireland.

She made dealing with the clinic very easy. She answered our questions fully, helped with all necessary paperwork, arranged the treatment with Sanvimed (the Polish clinic) and looked after our needs throughout mum’s stay in Poland. If we needed anything for mum, Maja was on hand to assist. She arranged day trips for us, as well as dental treatment for me at short notice (the quality of which was excellent).

We were very satisfied with mum’s hospital treatment which was lead by Dr. Wojciech Pawlak M.D. PhD. His team at Sanvimed are kind, caring and professional. He performed the surgery well and visited each day to care for mum.

The nurses and physiotherapists are excellent. They cared so well for mum and saw to her every need. 24 hour care was provided by English-speaking nurses and physiotherapy sessions were provided daily by English-speaking physiotherapists. Nothing was too much trouble.

The clinic is fully equipped and all treatments are carried out on site. Mum had her own private room with an en-suite and an extra bed to allow a family member to stay with her for the duration of her stay. Three excellent meals were provided daily as well as ample tea, coffee and juice.

We got to know the staff well and they were so kind. This really put mum at ease and aided her recovery.

On mum’s discharge from clinic, she was given thorough and complete documentation, detailing her treatment and instructions for her ongoing care in Northern Ireland. The clinic provided all necessary information and receipts etc in English to facilitate reimbursement for the cost of the treatment by the NHS.

Thank you to Maja and Dr Pawlak and his team.

Paul, Linzi's Son

Hip Replacement

I have just returned from Poland after having my full replacement hip operation. From my initial contact with Maja, who is the International Patient Coordinator for EuroTreatMed, the process went very smoothly.
She kept me very well informed and was very helpful assisting me with the required documentation. I had earlier obtained copies of my NHS records and hip X-rays and forwarded these to the clinic.

Once my operation date was preliminary booked I arranged my flight. I was met at the airport and taken straight to the clinic. Prior to flying to Poland I had taken a Covid test (negative) and on arrival at the clinic I was tested again and my blood was also taken.

The following day I met with Maja, the clinic manageress, and also the surgeon. I had a pre-operation X-ray and the operation went ahead that same evening.

I have nothing but praise for the attention and helpfulness of all the nursing staff at the clinic who went out of their way to make me as comfortable as possible. I stayed in a private room with en-suite and all meals were provided. The operation was followed up with daily sessions of physiotherapy and I was soon mobile with the aid of a walker. The surgeon, who had a very friendly and reassuring manner, visited me many times following my operation, as did Maja and the clinic manageress. My wife joined me for the second week of my two-week stay and was accorded the same friendly and helpful service.

My operation was very successful with the incision being very clean and neat. I had a post-operation X-ray and the surgeon himself removed the stitches on the morning of my departure. I was then driven back to the airport and arrangements had been made for assistance at both airports.

I would thoroughly recommend the services of EuroTreatMed and in particular, Maja who went out of her way to ensure that both my travel and stay in the clinic went as smoothly as possible

Peveril Walsh

Hip Replacement

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Sanvimed is a comfortable and modern private hospital owing ISO certificate and Patients Trust Award. The experienced and appreciated medical team is focused on joint replacements. With the mission to provide the highest quality care, the latest methods of treatment Sanvimed is an excellent choice for Patients looking for a hip prosthesis, who expect exceptional care and a family-like atmosphere. 


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MD PhD Wojciech Pawlak
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Specialist orthopaedic surgeon-traumatologist

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Silesian Medical Academy in Katowice. During his work at the Orthopedic Clinic, he gained a lot of experience in both theory and practice, which allowed him, among others be the author and co-author of 4 scientific papers published in the national literature. In the meantime, he obtained the second degree of specialization in the field of Orthopedics and Traumatology.

In the same year, he joined the Municipal Hospital No. 1 in Zabrze, acting as deputy head of the Orthopedic and Traumatological Department. In recent years, he has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive.

He completed specialist courses in the field of hand surgery, arthroscopy as well as arthroplasty. Its results have been used in clinical practice.

He had performed several thousand joint replacement surgeries.

Everything from the very beginning went smoothly – all of our anxiety disappeared when meeting the staff at the airport and then in the clinic. The surgeon did a great job and what we consider as extraordinary – he even checked and changed the dressing in the first days post the operation. Thank you for all your help, lovely atmosphere and for giving me my painless life back.
Susanna & James

Hip Replacement

I am a 67-year-old, post total hip replacement (THR) in November 2018. It went great! I never used the walker when I got back home. I do a lot of walking during the day, as I am still professionally active, and tracking my steps I have done as high as 9 miles in one day. We have a farm, so moving around is inevitable. The surgeon did a brilliant job, and what I would like to underline for your next Patients – believe me, two weeks seem like a long time away from home, but the chance to be under the doctor’s supervision and train daily with the physical therapist is just a gem! I got almost a full NHS refund, but now I would not hesitate to pay for the surgery, as the extraordinary care we’ve received is priceless. I could just warn the next patients – my husband Paul gained weight as there was so much food and now he needs to join me in my physio to exercise a bit – what a side effect 😉
Joan Urbanski

Initially I was apprehensive , but I soon changed my mind. The service Maja organised was perfect. From the airport pick up , the welcome at the hospital, all was perfect.
The pre surgery tests, surgery and post op care was excellent. Overall I fully recommend all aspects of this service.
I now have a new hip and can walk again.
Bryan Pristley

Total Hip Replacement

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