A surgical procedure to remove and replace the hip joint with a prosthesis. This can occur where the joint has become grossly damaged due to arthritis or by loss of its blood supply. Prognosis is generally very good except in arthritic cases where the condition is more widespread
What information should my client provide?
Your customer should complete the Arthritis and other joints fast-track questionnaire.
At least 4500 hip replacements are carried out each year in Ireland, usually on adults aged over 65. Women are more likely to need a hip replacement than men.
Likely Underwriting Acceptance:
|Specified Illness Cover
|Surgery completed and no complications or ongoing arthritis condition.
Please note that likely acceptance terms are indicative only and cases are subject to full underwriting.