Adult Hip SurgeryIf you are struggling with hip pain and find that you are no longer able to do the activities you want...
It is not uncommon to have hip problems that start in childhood and then become symptomatic later on in life. It is possible to develop osteoarthritis from old trauma, infections or conditions such as Perthes disease or Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE). In the adult, management is usually dictated by an assessment of your function and it is important to recognise conditions that can be managed non operatively. Sometimes however, early surgery can prevent or slow the progression to osteoarthritis.
When arthritis eventually takes over and prevents us from enjoying a good quality of life, then the option of hip replacement is usually discussed. Hip replacement is major surgery and carries significant risks that no patient should take lightly. The risks of surgery are discussed at length on an individual basis. We ensure that strategies to minimise these risks are taken for every single patient and we pride ourselves on ensuring that every patient is treated to achieve the best outcome possible for them.