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The most common cause of hip pain is arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Normally a doctor would recommend a course of pain relief before considering whether surgery is necessary. 

They will consider the quality of the life you lead. When simple everyday tasks become difficult and painful, it may be necessary to think about hip surgery to replace your hip joint, which is called an arthroplasty. Sometimes, hip replacements become loose and need to be re-fitted.  This is called a revision.

Hip surgery takes place at our York and Bridlington sites. If you require urgent surgery to your hip joint following a fall or an accident, this would be undertaken in our trauma centres at York and Scarborough.

Ward 39, York Hospital

Key information

Ward rounds take place every weekday morning between 9am and 12pm. Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and therapy assistants are available on the ward every day to ensure a smooth recovery post-surgery.

Contact information and visiting times

To contact Ward 39, call 01904 726039.

Visiting times are 1pm to 8pm, seven days a week.

We offer flexible visiting hours for carers of people with dementia. 

Carers may provide support as washing, dressing, eating, socialising or taking medication. Please speak to a member of our team if you are having difficulties keeping to these times. We do ask that you avoid visiting during meal times unless you are helping to support a relative. This is so that patients have the time they need to have their meals

Key staff

Ward Manager Andrew Forster
Ward Matron Sarah Atalay
Ward consultants Dr Anna Watt and Dr Mike Harkness
Specialist NOF Nurse Sophie Bennett
Ward ACP Jan Meggitt

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