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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.


Bespoke treatment for you

Your consultation with specialist hip surgeon Mr Burwell will last approximately half an hour.  He may suggest further investigations such as blood tests or imaging, these will be carried out on-site at the private hospital.

We recognise that coming into hospital can be a stressful and anxious time. At our specialist unit, we are committed to the very best care for all our patients. You will find our specialist team will work hard to ensure your time with us is a positive experience.

In addition to our quality of care and expertise, you will have access to the latest, most reliable diagnostic technology available in the UK today.

Expert Opinion

You will be seen and treated by Mr Burwell in the relaxed and comfortable environment of a private hospital, conducive to rapid recovery and convalescence.

Your hip pain is unique to you therefore your customised treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and recovery expectations. Our specialist team will work with you to ensure your time with us is the best it can be and your return to normal activities is as quick as possible.


If surgery is what is needed, Mr Burwell’s secretarial team will make sure you have all the information you need before your operation.

If you are planning to claim the cost of treatment on your health insurance policy, you will need to contact your insurer before your operation to ask for a procedure code.

If you are funding your own treatment we will provide details of charges for the surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital before the procedure is carried out. This will be confirmed in writing.

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