The hip joints play a major role in supporting the movement of the body from walking to jumping and running. The hips comprise of ball-and-socket joints providing a wide range of flexibility between the femur and the hip bone (os coxa). The hips main function is to support the body’s weight.
There are many problems which can affect the hips including sports injuries, hereditary and developmental conditions, trauma to the hip (during an accident) and all aspects of arthritis such as osteoarthritis.
Guided hip injections are used to alleviate the symptoms of hip damage for a period of time and as an aid to diagnosis.
Unfortunately there is no medical cure for extensive damage or the effects of arthritis to your hip joints. That does not mean that you have to live in pain and your surgeon may well advise you to consider hip replacement.
Hip replacement surgery involves replacing the arthritic hip joint with an artificial joint. This is also known as a prosthetic joint.
The socket in the pelvis, known as the acetabulum is excised and an artificial hemispherical prosthetic socket, commonly known as a cup, is then inserted into the pelvis.
The ball part of the joint, the head of the femoral bone, is removed. A prosthetic stem is then inserted into the femur (thigh bone). A new ball is then attached to this stem to create the new ball and socket joint.
The new socket and stem are held in place either by a special material attached to the surface of the prosthesis which allows your own bone to grow onto this surface and fix it in place, or else a surgical cement is used to glue them in position. This is very similar to that used in dental surgery to fix metal fillings in place.
The ball, stem and socket can be made from a variety of materials such as metal, plastic and ceramic.
We only use prosthetic components with a proven track record. The hip prostheses we use are the best in class with a long and reliable track record of success. Our surgeons have visited the design centres for these prostheses and learnt the specific surgical techniques for their insertion.
The knee is the largest joint in the human body and its mechanics are extremely complicated. It is a pivotal hinge joint, which permits flexion and extension as well as some internal and external rotation. As knees support almost the whole weight of the body, they are vulnerable to both acute injury and the development of osteoarthritis.
The most common symptoms associated with knee problems are:
Knee treatments include:
|AC joint decompression|
|AC joint reconstruction|
|Ankle ligament repair|
|Arthroscopic decompression of patellar tendonisis|
|Arthroscopic meniscal repair|
|Biceps tendon repair|
|Big toe cheilectomy|
|Big toe joint fusion|
|Carpal Tunnel release|
|Cervical disc replacement|
|Complex surgery wrist|
|Cruciate ligament reconstruction - anterior|
|Distal radius fracture fixation|
|DRUJ surgery and replacment|
|Elbow arthritis surgery|
|Elbow ganglion excision|
|Excision of bursa of elbow|
|Extracorporeal shock wave treatment|
|Facet joint injection|
|Finger joint replacement|
|Foot bunion removal|
|Fracture fixation surgery|
|Frozen shoulder surgery|
|Ganglion and tumour excision in the hand and wrist|
|Ganglion removal feet|
|Ganglion removal hand and wrist|
|Hand and wrist ligament reconstruction|
|Hand joint ligament repair|
|Hip replacement revision surgery|
|Image guided injections into joint|
|Knee cap joint replacement|
|Knee cap stabilisation|
|Knee cartilage surgery|
|Knee realignment surgery|
|Management of back pain|
|Meniscal repair surgery|
|Microdiscectomy for disc prolapse|
|Minimally invasive spinal procedures|
|OK procedure of the elbow|
|Open and minimally invasive fixation techniques including cementation|
|Osteochonral reconstruction of articular surface|
|Partial knee replacement|
|Pectoralis major tendon repair|
|Repair of tibialis posterior tendon|
|Rheumatoid foot reconstruction|
|Rheumatoid hand and wrist joint surgery|
|Rotator cuff surgery|
|Scaphoid fracture repair|
|Shoulder arthroscopic debridement|
|Shoulder arthroscopic decompression|
|Shoulder arthroscopic release|
|Shoulder biceps tenodesis|
|Shoulder replacement revision surgery|
|Shoulder reverse polarity replacement|
|Shoulder SLAP repair|
|Shoulder stabilisation - Bankart repair|
|Thumb arthritis surgery|
|Toe deformity correction|
|Trapeziumectomy for thumb base osteoarthritis|
|Triangular fibrocartilage complex surgery wrist|
|Trigger finger and trigger thumb release|
|Ulnar nerve release|
|Various spinal injections|
|Zadeks (toe nail removal)|