Don’t let hip pain keep you from enjoying a healthy, active life. If nonsurgical solutions such as weight loss, medication, and physical therapy haven’t helped, it may be time to consider hip arthroscopy or hip replacement surgery. In Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, and throughout Canada, long wait times can be a significant source of frustration for those living with pain. Surgical Solutions Network is a network of private medical clinics that can accelerate your hip surgery. We serve patients from Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, and across Canada, the U.S., and overseas.
Why Choose Surgical Solutions Network for Private Hip Surgery in Canada?
Have a consultation soon: We don’t have long waiting lists to see a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Patients typically have a consultation within days or weeks.
Highly qualified surgeons: Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have extensive training in the latest surgical techniques and years of experience performing hip surgery.
In-depth consultations: Consultations last about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the procedure, and can take place over video conference or in person. Our patients don’t feel rushed.
State-of-the-art care: Our surgeons use the latest medical technology and techniques—including direct anterior (DA) hip replacement—for optimal outcomes, reduced post-op pain, and quicker recovery than traditional approaches.
Stay in Canada for your surgery: You don’t need to travel out of the country for timely treatment. While you may have your surgery in another province, you will receive your care in Canada.
Patient-focused setting: The features and layout of our centres optimize patient privacy, safety, and comfort.
Values That Matterto Us and Our Patients
We are patient focused and provide effective care with human kindness.
We combine innovation with the latest technology and processes to advance surgical care in Canada and better serve patients and providers.
We are a continuously learning organization that measures, monitors, and improves every day.
We support, respect, and accept our patients, team members, and partners, while operating with honesty and integrity in providing our services.
What Are the First Signs of Needing a Hip Replacement?
We recommend a consultation with one of our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons when patients experience any of the following on an ongoing basis:
Hip or groin pain when walking, exercising, or trying to sleep at night
Restricted range of motion in the hip due to stiffness, grinding, popping
Difficulty standing on one leg
No relief from nonsurgical treatments
We recommend total hip replacement when more conservative options have been exhausted. Our surgeons use minimally invasive hip arthroscopy to determine the best treatment option for each patient.
How Much Does Hip Replacement Surgery Cost at Your Private Clinics in Canada?
Because surgical time and procedure costs vary with the patient’s specific needs, we cannot quote hip surgery prices on our website. The best way to receive an estimate of the time and cost of the surgery is to contact our patient advisors.
Where Will My Hip Surgery Take Place?
We perform total hip replacement at Clearpoint Surgical Toronto and hip resurfacing at Canadian Surgery Solutions, both accredited private surgical facilities equipped with the latest technology and in-patient accommodations complete with specialty nursing and physiotherapy services. Hip arthroscopy is performed in one of our private accredited medical centres.
Why Inter-Provincial Travel is Necessary
The Canada Health Act gives Canadians flexibility in their healthcare choices. Medical care for Canadians is insured by their provincial health plans. While out of province, any medical care beyond emergency care is covered by the patient. This means those seeking immediate, self-funded care, such as surgery, can do so out-of-province and don’t have to risk getting procedures done in foreign countries.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Hip Surgery?
Recovery after hip surgery varies with the specifics of your procedure, your age, and your physical condition before surgery. Patients are typically standing and walking around the day of surgery. Post-op pain varies with patients and procedures and is usually manageable with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. It is important to contact us if you have concerns.
Significant milestones generally include:
Stay in the hospital:
1 to 3 days
Walk with assistance:
2 to 6 weeks using a walker, crutches, or cane
Elevate legs to minimize swelling:
Up to 12 weeks (multiple times a day)
Return to normal activities:
Hip replacement: 1 month for nonstrenuous jobs/activities; physical jobs 3 to 4 months
Hip resurfacing: 2 to 4 months
Hip arthroscopy: varies with the specifics of the surgery
Return to full activities:
Hip replacement: 3 to 6 months
Hip resurfacing: 6 to 9 months
Hip arthroscopy: varies with the specifics of the surgery
Engage in physiotherapy:
6 to 12 weeks, depending on the specifics of the surgery and individual factors
What Is the Process for Meeting With an Orthopedist Who Specializes in Hip Disorders?
Before meeting with a physician, you will need to have a pre-qualification call with a patient advisor who will ask you about your concerns and then review:
Possible treatment options
Locations for your surgery (you may need to travel to another province)
Our healthcare team will require any X-rays or other diagnostic imaging, along with some basic medical history, in order to appropriately prepare for your consultation. Consultations with our surgeons can take place via telephone or video conference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the surgery safe?
All surgical procedures involve risks. Our highly experienced, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons perform hip surgery in our state-of-the-art, accredited facilities under the highest standards of safety.
What do I need at home after hip surgery?
Take care of the following preparations well before your surgery to help your recovery:
Arrange your living space, so it’s easy to get around with a cane/walker. Make space around the furniture. Remove rugs that might cause you to trip or slip. Move electrical cords out of walkways.
Get a comfortable chair to recover in that positions your knees lower than your hips and is high and firm enough to make sitting down and standing up easier.
Have ice packs, a footrest, and compression socks on hand to help minimize swelling.
Set up a recovery spot with easy access to things you need as you rest, like your phone, charger, laptop computer, television remote, medications, and a drinking glass.
If possible, retrofit your bathroom with a raised toilet seat, shower chair, and safety bar to hold onto.
How painful is the recovery period?
Surgical pain or discomfort generally lasts approximately 2 to 4 weeks; the severity varies with the specifics of the surgery and individual patient factors.
Does arthritis go away after hip replacement surgery?
Hip surgery addresses osteoarthritis (“wear and tear arthritis”) by replacing the inflamed joint. Many patients experience relief from pain from this type of arthritis right after surgery.
Will I ever be able to do the same activities after hip replacement surgery?
While surgical outcomes vary, most patients can resume their daily activities within 2 to 4 months. In about 6 months, patients are usually ready to resume some specialty sports and an overall active lifestyle.
Will I be able to climb stairs after hip surgery?
Many patients are ready to use the stairs approximately a month after surgery after consistent work with their physiotherapist.