Enhanced Recovery

Welcome to the Enhanced Recovery Programme for Hip and Knee Replacements

Why do I need a Hip/Knee replacement?

  • Arthritis
  • Trauma
  • Congenital Hip deformities


Arthritis is the wearing away of the smooth covering of the bones within the joints that facilitates smooth movement. This causes, pain, stiffness or weakness of the joint or a combination of these.

Why choose West Herts Hospitals NHS trust?

Within our trust we carry out around a thousand hip and knee replacements each year including complex primary and revision surgery. Most of our work is done on the St Albans site.

We have a very successful Enhanced recovery programme led by a team of dedicated Surgeons, Physiotherapists, Anaesthetists and specialist nurses whose main goal is to provide high quality personalised care and help our patients return to normal function as quickly and as safely as possible.

We offer our patients the latest surgical innovations with a very high standard of care.

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