Hip Replacement FAQs

The most common reason for hip replacement is osteoarthritis.  This happens when the cartilage in the hip joint has worn away over time resulting in bones rubbing together, which in turn is painful and can have numerous side effects such as distortion of the joint and restricted movement.

Hoppy New Year


My hip replacement story – a detailed account of what to expect

I hope the following will be useful to anyone about to have a total hip replacement operation and may offer some reassurance. At the end there is a list of items I found most useful when I returned home after the operation.

Tips for surviving at home on crutches

You know, walking, sleeping, sitting down, standing up, getting a drink, having a shower. Here’s a few tips, learned the hard way, on how to cope…

Bored on crutches? How to stay sane.

We know how quickly the novelty wears off and boredom sets in. Here’s our tips on how to stay sane:

Be inspired – crutches don’t have to slow you down!

Crutches can be a drag. Hard work on the arms and slowing you down if you’re out and about. But it doesn’t have to be like that!

How to Use Crutches

We post this guide from time to time and update it. But our two favourite video guides haven’t changed this time.

Fastest man on crutches?

100m on crutches without touching the ground is a challenge beyond most people (certainly us), but then we guess most people wouldn’t try it upside down.

Just back from hospital?

So if you’ve just come home from the Plaster Room at your local hospital with a leg in a cast and a shiny new pair of crutches you might be wondering how you’re supposed to cope

Off work? Improve your chess skills!

Have a look at our blog about what to do if you’re bored. If you’re interested in a new hobby, how about improving your chess skills? 

5 Gifts for Crutch Users (Christmas or otherwise!).

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for someone you know who uses crutches or a gift for someone just leaving hospital after surgery, here are our favourite picks.