Labral Repair

Labral Repair The labrum is torn due to an acute injury, or more commonly due to repetitive friction as seen in hip impingement. Once this occurs patient suffer with pain. Image of a labral tear – note the ragged edges.   If patients are suffering with pain or loss of activity, then surgery is advised. Labral […]

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Hip Replacement – Pelvic Discontinuity

Hip Replacement – Pelvic Discontinuity A really challenging area of our practice is dealing with patients where hip replacements are loose and the pelvis has broken (fractured). This results in bone loss; the pelvis is unstable due to the fracture. This can occur as a result of long-term implant loosening, or a sudden failure of […]

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Hip Replacement – Infection

Hip Replacement – Infection This is one of the most difficult areas to deal with. An infected hip replacement is a disaster for everyone involved; patients, nurses, doctors alike. An artificial hip has no blood supply, therefore antibiotics cannot penetrate it to remove infection. The simplest deterrent is avoidance, that is avoidance of infection at […]

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Hip Replacement – Dislocated Hip

Hip Replacement – Dislocated Hip A dislocated hip replacement can happen for a number of reasons. It can occur soon after surgery due to a patient over-reaching causing the implant to lever out, or due to poor implant positioning at surgery. Hips can also dislocate due to long-term loosening. The immediate treatment is to put […]

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Hip Replacement – Bone Loss

Hip Replacement – Bone Loss One of the challenges in hip replacement is dealing with bone loss. This is usually the case in revision surgery where loosening of the implant leads to large cavities or holes in the bone. This leads to a weak foundation to put in another implant solidly. There are a number […]

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Which Hip Replacement

Our goal is to give you a well functioning hip replacement that will last as long as possible. How long an implant lasts depends on how active you are, and what type of implant has been used. There are a number of variables in the choice of your hip replacement. There are a multitude of […]

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ABICUS procedure – Hip

As discussed in the page on hip impingement, one of the problems seen as part of this process is damage to the joint surface at the junction of the labrum and hip socket rim (acetabulum). This is called the chondro-labral junction. The sequence of events in hip impingement (FAI- femoro-acetabular impingement) is: Bony Deformity (CAM […]

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Revision Total Hip replacement

Revision Total Hip replacement There are different reasons why patients may need a Revision Total Hip Replacement. It may be because the patient was relatively young when the original surgery was performed and the hip replacement has effectively worn out. Other reasons include infection, dislocation and occasionally failure of the prosthesis used. The commonest reason for […]

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Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip replacement Total hip replacement is probably the most common major orthopaedic operation carried out in the UK. If you break your hip or have severe arthritis in the joint then it may be necessary for your hip joint to be replaced with an artificial one.  Hip replacements are more commonly carried out on […]

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Hip Arthroscopy

What is Hip Arthroscopy? Hip arthroscopy is minimally-invasive Key Hole surgery that enables us to look inside the hip joint. It allows us to not only get a better look in order to aid diagnosis but can also be used to treat many conditions. It is often used in the first instance in the place […]

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