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Specialist Hip Unit

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A patient’s perspective

Hip problems can arise at any time in life. Choosing to have surgery can be a life changing experience, however understanding the procedure and rehabilitation helps for a speedier recovery.

Specialist Hip Care

Matthew Burwell is a nationally recognised expert in the treatment of hip problems

Medicine is about people – giving you back the life you love after treatment, surgical or non-surgical.

Matthew Burwell is one of only a few orthopaedic surgeons in the UK specialising exclusively in the treatment of hip conditions, highly acclaimed for his expertise in replacement and revision surgery.

Many patients are referred to Matthew Burwell by orthopaedic surgeons from around the country requiring specialist diagnosis. He offers patients the very latest robot-assisted surgery for total hip replacement.

His team of specialists provide a comprehensive service for the investigation and treatment of conditions.

Your pain will be individual to you. The specialist team have many years of experience in treating traumatic and degenerative conditions.

Treating problems as soon as possible after diagnosis can improve recovery, long term health and general fitness.


Centre of Excellence for Hip Surgery

The Hip Unit has been ranked, according to patient-reported outcome data, amongst the top 10 clinical hip units in the country

Matthew Burwell is the clinical lead for the Specialist Hip Unit at Sulis Hospital, Bath which is acknowledged for excellence in hip surgery.

Treatment for hip problems is not always straightforward and needs to be right for you. Your specialist will discuss the latest techniques and most appropriate treatment options, giving you the confidence to make the best decision.

Early diagnosis and specialist treatment are essential to full recovery.

Our aim is to help you regain your quality of life after surgery. This means helping you return to everyday activities as quickly as possible with an immediate postoperative recovery programme. You will be supported before, during and after surgery by the team.

A consistently high level of clinical excellence is achieved by following the recognised guidance as assessed by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Meet the team

Matthew is one of only a few orthopaedic surgeons in the UK specialising exclusively in treating hip conditions. Replacements are a large part of his practice. Many patients are referred to him from other orthopaedic specialists.

Matthew Burwell
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dave Hepburn
Specialist Senior Physiotherapist

Dr Graham Robinson
Consultant Radiologist

Hannah Nestor
Specialist Theatre Nurse

Laura Davies
Medical Secretary