Hi,The bones are creaking and one hip is particularly bad. I'd like to stave off surgery as long as possible but ...
Has anyone had hip replacement surgery in France? Would you recommend having it done in the UK before moving or hanging on for treatment in France?
All comments welcome!
Assuming that you will be a UK state pensioner with access to the french health system at the UK's expense via S1, I thoroughly recommend waiting till you are established here before having the op.
I had mine done 2 months ago in the Libourne clinic and it was very satisfactory. Although some of the extras (private room television, telephone and surgeons extra fee) were covered in my case by a "top-up" insurance, they would only have come to about 650€ if I had had to pay them myself. The total cost , the great part of which was met by the state system was just under 10000€.