Hip School Hip Replacement

This is one of the most important stages of the Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement programme at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Following feedback from patient groups, we noted that patients expressed how nervous they were before hip surgery. It also seemed that patients who had had a previous hip replacement were more confident and progressed much quicker after subsequent surgery.

Therefore we decided to start a Hip School.

At the Hip School patients are taught how to walk and transfer using appropriate walking aids, practice their post-operative exercises and stairs. They are advised how to get their house ready for discharge and shown the equipment available to aid independence on their return home.

We are confident that most patients who attend the Hip School progress more quickly after surgery. This video explains what happens and what you will learn at Hip School.