Hip Replacement Surgeon In Singapore

Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

  • Live your active lifestyle again without worry through hip replacement surgery
  • Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon
  • Internationally recognised, more than 1500 hip and knee surgeries performed

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What Is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is a common orthopaedic procedure that involves replacing a damaged or worn-out hip joint with an artificial implant. This surgery is typically recommended for individuals suffering from severe hip pain and mobility issues due to conditions like arthritis, fractures, or avascular necrosis. The main goal of hip replacement surgery is to alleviate pain and restore the normal functioning of the hip joint.

  • Enhanced mobility and range of motion
  • Pain reduction and/or long-lasting pain relief
  • Increased joint stability and durability
  • Reduced dependence on pain medications

Signs You Need to Undergo Hip Replacement Surgery

If you're experiencing persistent hip pain and discomfort, your doctor may recommend hip replacement surgery. Here are some common indications that you might need hip replacement surgery:

Persistent pain despite medication

When painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications no longer provide relief could be a sign of a severely damaged hip joint.

Stiffness and limited range of motion

If you're struggling with daily activities like walking, bending, or even sitting due to stiffness and reduced mobility.

Sleep disturbances due to hip pain

If hip pain constantly interrupts your sleep, affecting your overall quality of life.

Bone-on-bone joint wear

When you move and you feel your bones grinding against each other, causing immense pain and difficulty in movement.

Find long-lasting pain relief and regain your hip’s mobility
through hip replacement surgery.

Hip replacement surgery allows you to live a life free from hip pain, so you can enjoy a more
active lifestyle again.

Am I A Candidate for Hip Replacement Surgery?

Determining whether you’re a suitable candidate for hip replacement surgery involves a thorough evaluation by an orthopaedic specialist. To ensure that surgery is the most effective treatment for your condition, your doctor will assess various factors, such as:

  • Severity of hip pain and discomfort: Severe, persistent pain that hinders your ability to perform everyday activities
  • Non-surgical treatment outcomes: If non-surgical options, such as medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes, have not provided adequate relief
  • Joint damage and degeneration: The extent of joint damage, as revealed through imaging tests like X-rays or MRIs
  • Age and overall health: Younger patients may be advised to delay surgery, while older patients should be in good overall health to minimize surgical risks and ensure a successful recovery.

When Is The Best Time To Have Hip Replacement Surgery?

Surgery is usually considered when conservative treatments are no longer providing relief, and your hip pain significantly impacts your daily life and mobility. The optimal time for hip replacement surgery depends on several factors, including the severity of your pain, the degree of joint damage, and the effectiveness of non-surgical treatments. The final decision for the treatment lies with your orthopaedic surgeon, who will carefully evaluate your individual case and recommend the most appropriate course of action.

How long does it take to recover from hip replacement?

Recovery time from hip replacement surgery varies depending on the individual and the surgical approach used, but most patients can return to their normal activities within 3 to 6 months, with continued improvement for up to a year.

Is a hip replacement a major operation?

Yes, a hip replacement is a major operation that involves replacing a damaged or worn-out hip joint with an artificial implant to alleviate pain and improve mobility. However, when performed by a trained hip surgeon, it is a routine operation with very low risks.

Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery Process

Recovery Period What to Expect:
First 24 hours
  • Initial pain management through medication
  • Assistance with walking using a walker or crutches
  • Physical therapy begins with gentle exercises
  • Compression stockings or devices to prevent blood clots
First weeks after surgery (Week 0-2):
  • Gradual transition from walking aids to independent walking
  • Continued physical therapy sessions focusing on range of motion and muscle strengthening
  • Pain gradually subsides with the help of medication
  • Wound care to ensure proper healing and prevent infection
Several weeks after surgery
(Week 2-6):
  • Increased mobility and reduced reliance on walking aids
  • Progression to more advanced physical therapy exercises
  • Return to light daily activities, such as household chores and short walks
  • Driving may be possible, depending on your surgeon’s recommendations and your comfort level
First few months after surgery
(Week 6-12):
  • Most patients can return to work, depending on job requirements
  • Continued physical therapy to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Gradual return to low-impact recreational activities
  • Ongoing pain reduction and improvements in joint function
Several months after surgery (3-6 months):
  • Full return to normal daily activities
  • Resumption of most sports and hobbies, with some exceptions for high-impact activities
  • Further improvements in strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Continued follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor progress
6 months to 1 year
  • Maximum recovery and benefits from the surgery are typically achieved
  • Continued maintenance of strength and flexibility through regular exercise
  • Regular check-ups with your surgeon to ensure the hip implant remains stable and well-functioning
  • Enjoy a more active, pain-free life
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Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

Internationally Recognised & Double Fellowship-Trained Surgeon With Over 18 Years of Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),
    National University of Singapore
  • Member of The Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS),
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (MMed),
    National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FRCS), Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and former Head of the Hip and Knee Division in Ng Teng Fong Hospital, he has won awards for superior patient outcomes (value driven), service quality and enhanced recovery programmes. His patients include current and former national athletes and sporting professionals.

Why Choose

Dr Wang Lushun?



Leadership on Orthopaedic Advisory Boards



Double Fellowships at Centres of Excellence



Senior Consultant with Over 18 Years of Experience

Patient-Centred Orthopaedic Care

We are dedicated to your recovery and well-being. Every patient deserves the freedom that comes with active living. Whether you're an athlete sidelined by an injury or a weekend hobbyist desperate to return to your passion, our mission is to help you regain your mobility and independence.

Personalised Approach For Positive Outcomes

Our clinic prioritizes time dedicated to understanding each patient’s injuries and needs. Dr Wang strongly believes that personalised care & patient management will lead to better outcomes & positive experiences.

Minimally Invasive Techniques For Faster Recovery

Dr Wang’s extensive experience with minimally invasive procedures allows for less scarring, lower risk of complications and faster recovery compared to traditional surgical methods.

Aftercare Focused On Restoring Mobility & Well-Being

As an avid sportsperson, Dr Wang understands the time and patience required to regain mobility and return to active living. After your procedure is completed, Dr Wang will make sure your recovery is smooth and comfortable.

Cost Of Hip Replacement Surgery In Singapore

Location Estimated Fees For Inpatient Procedure (Based On 2021 Data)
Private Hospitals In Singapore

$40,114 – $50,207

Gleneagles Hospital

$41,914 – $50,476

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

$44,414 – $47,896

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

$43,166 – $52,009


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We accept all patients, with or without insurance plans. Additionally, we are on the specialist panels of these Health Networks/Insurance Plans. Please contact us if you have any queries and we will be happy to assist you in checking with your insurance provider.

Our Clinic Locations

3 Mount Elizabeth, #13-14
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Hospital, #05-51, Medical Centre D, Singapore 574623

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How painful is a hip replacement?

    Hip replacement surgery can cause some post-operative pain and discomfort, but this is typically well-managed with pain medications and subsides over time as the healing process progresses. After a successful hip replacement, the arthritic bone on bone pain will be alleviated.

    What are the various types of hip surgery?

    The main types of hip surgery include total hip replacement, partial hip replacement (hemiarthroplasty), hip resurfacing, and hip arthroscopy, each addressing different levels of joint damage and specific conditions.

    There are several approaches to a hip replacement, Dr LS Wang is a hip specialist and performs hip replacements via the direct anterior, direct superior or sometimes with conventional approaches like posterior or lateral approaches.

    Will I walk normally again after the hip replacement?

    Most patients can expect to walk normally again after hip replacement surgery, with improved mobility, reduced pain, and a more natural gait following a successful recovery period.

    What should I avoid after hip replacement?

    In the initial postoperative period, patients may be advised to avoid excessive bending and twisting of the operated hip, and to avoid crossing their legs. In the long term, patients should avoid high-impact activities such as marathons as these actions can put unnecessary strain on the new joint. Most patients can resume leisurely sporting activities as tolerated such as tennis, golf.

    Can you climb stairs after hip replacement?

    Yes, patients can typically climb stairs after hip replacement surgery, but it’s important to follow your surgeon’s guidelines and use appropriate precautions, such as handrails and a gradual return to stair climbing, during the recovery period.

    What happens if you avoid hip replacement?

    If you avoid hip replacement surgery when it’s recommended, you may experience worsening pain, decreased mobility, and a further decline in your quality of life due to the ongoing deterioration of the hip joint.

    What foods are good after hip surgery?

    Following hip surgery, it’s important to consume a balanced diet rich in nutrients, including lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats to support the healing process and overall recovery.