Hip

Total Hip Replacement

The hip joint is one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum). It is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the pelvic acetabulum forms the socket. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular cartilage which acts as a cushion and enables smooth movements of the joint.

Revision Hip Replacement

Most hip replacement surgery is successful, however, sometimes the replacement comes loose, wears out, gets infected, becomes unstable, or even breaks. When this happens, it may need to be removed and a new replacement put in. This is called a revision hip replacement.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is keyhole surgery to the hip joint. It is performed under an anaesthetic and involves two or three 1cm cuts made at the side of the hip and inserting a small camera and instruments into the hip to perform surgery inside the joint. Hip arthroscopy can be used to treat labral tears, hip impingement, loose fragments within the hip torn ligaments within the hip, and other conditions. It also gives diagnostic information about the state of the joint.