A hip condition can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Consultation with a surgeon is often initiated after the failure of comprehensive medical management.

Your Patient Journey at Inside the Hip | Hip Surgery | Paris

The First Consultation

This is an important and personalized step. The surgeon will listen to you and then conduct a thorough medical history. This initial consultation also allows the surgeon to understand how your hip problem affects your personal, social, professional, sports, or intimate life. After that, the surgeon will examine you. At the end of this consultation, the important thing is to have defined your expectations and recovery goals.


Before and/or after consultations with the surgeon, you will be accompanied and guided by their assistant. She will explain the care pathway, the various stages of the schedule to organize a possible surgical procedure. She will also be able to provide you with administrative details to prepare for your surgery calmly.

Prescription of Additional Examinations

It is often necessary to perform additional imaging tests, sometimes combined with injections, to confirm the surgeon’s diagnostic hypothesis. After completing the entire assessment, a second consultation may be required to implement a treatment strategy.

Anesthesia Consultation

This is an important and mandatory consultation. Your surgeon works closely with your anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist you see in consultation will accompany you to the operating room and provide medical oversight during your hospitalization. The legal requirement is 48 hours before a hip arthroscopy if you do not have any risk factors. However, for hip prosthesis surgery, a period of 3 weeks is necessary to medically prepare you under the best conditions.