Hip Replacements in Bedford





Hips & Knees Bedford understand the impact that hip pain can have on your daily life. Dan Arvinte is a dedicated hip and knee surgeon, alleviating hip and knee pain in Bedford, and is here to help you live a less painful life. With over 25 years of experience, he is available for private consultations at two convenient locations in Bedford. As part of a complete and personalised treatment plan, Dan offers various treatments and surgeries to address your specific needs. If you're looking for hip replacements in Bedford, he can meet you at your point of need, with expert service.




Hip pain can arise from various causes, which can be broadly categorised into three groups:

Hip Pathology

  • Inflammation of tendons or other soft tissues - tendinitis, tendinosis, bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis - wear and tear of the cartilage stuck to the bones (articular cartilage); it can also be associated with meniscus tears (meniscus is the cartilage between the bones, which acts like a shock absorber when walking or doing physical activities)
  • Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and pseudogout, lupus, psoriatic arthritis
  • Rare causes including infections, tumours, osteonecrosis (lack of adequate bone supply, for various reasons, leading to dead bone)
  • Loosening or infection of a previous hip replacement

Non-Hip Pathology
(Referred Pain)

  • Spine osteoarthritis - usually associated with sciatic or femoral nerve type symptoms
  • Sacro-iliac joint (joint connecting the spine with the pelvic bone) pathology
  • Inguinal or femoral hernia
  • Pinched nerve around the front of the hip - meralgia paresthetica
  • Pinched nerve around the buttock area (deep gluteal pain syndrome)

(Acute or Chronic)

  • Tendon and ligament ruptures
  • Cartilage damage
  • Fractures

The hip pain is the most disturbing symptom of a person with hip pathology, but other symptoms can also be associated with the pain, such as giving way, catching, locking, snapping, stiffness, etc. Mr Arvinte will help you in finding the cause of your hip problem and recommending the appropriate treatment, which could range from physiotherapy to a hip replacement in Bedford.



Diagnosis of the Hip Problem

Clinical Diagnosis

A thorough clinical examination, including gait and posture examination, inspection and palpation of the painful area, range of movement examination and special tests to identify either a fixed muscle contracture around the hip or muscle weakness.

Imagistic Diagnosis
(to help with definitive diagnosis and management)

  • X-ray Hips – antero-posterior and lateral view (a calibrating marker can be used in cases where digital templating might be necessary for the treatment).
  • CT, bone scan and MRI (+- contrast) – rarely necessary, when X-rays are not enough for a definitive diagnosis.

Diagnostic Injection

Local anaesthetic injection into the hip joint – used rarely, particularly when the pain is not only in the hip area; Mr Arvinte does hip injection only in a theatre – a sterile environment, under Xray guidance.

Xray of hip highlighting pain. diagnostic for hip surgery.


Hip Treatments 



Level of care has been brilliant ...

The operation was sorted out really quickly after suffering quite a lot of pain in the hip. The level of care and dealings with the clinic has been brilliant and have recommended Dan to several people since the operation. Bedford Hospital Patient S   |   27th of July 2023  |  

I was made to feel comfortable at all times...

I had a hip replacement by Dan Arvinte. He and his team were kind, caring and very attentive. Even on discharge from his care I was confident I could contact him if necessary. I was made to feel comfortable at all times and I wouldn’t hesitate to consult him again if needed. Bedford Hospital Patient Q   |   18th of June 2023  |