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​Hip Reconstruction and Arthroplasty Team

Welcome to the web pages for the Hip Reconstruction and Arthroplasty Team at Dorset County Hospital.

These pages are designed to allow patients, GPs and other medical professionals to seek information about hip surgery and common hip conditions. We have written patient information leaflets, care pathways and protocols as well as rehabilitation guides. There are also links to other useful websites.

There are several members of the orthopaedic department who have special interests in hip surgery:

Mr Peter Ward
Lead Clinician and Clinical Director, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Charles Thacker
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Simon Garrett
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Information for Patients

Information is available here about some of the more common hip procedures undertaken at our hospital.
All the information provided reflects well searched best practice guidelines. This will ensure that you are receiving excellent advice and medical care in our hip team. All patients are different and make faster or slower recovery with many factors influencing how soon they can walk unaided without discomfort. These guidelines need to be read as such.

Hip Replacement

Hip Revision

Hip Resurfacing

Hip Blocks

Information for Clinicians