Hip

Normal Anatomy of the Hip joint

How does the Hip joint work?

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Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery (DAA – Direct Anterior Approach)

This technique differs from normal hip replacements in that it utilises an approach that avoids cutting any muscles to insert the artificial joint. This may allow a quicker recovery from surgery and less discomfort for patients after the operation. The prosthesis used is the same titanium implant used in regular hip replacements and can have either a plastic, metal or ceramic bearing. Not all people are suitable for this approach and this will need to be discussed with your Surgeon at the time of consultation.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new surgical technique that can be effectively employed to treat a variety of hip conditions.

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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition resulting from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint resulting in pain and progressive hip dysfunction. This when left untreated leads to the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip.

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Total Hip Replacement (THR) procedure replaces all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device (prosthesis) to eliminate pain and restore joint movement.

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Revision Hip Replacement

This maybe because part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.

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