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Hip Procedures
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Introduction

Hip bursitis causes pain over the outside of the upper thigh. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that allows smooth motion between two uneven surfaces. When the bursal sac becomes inflamed, each time the tendon has to move over the bone, pain results. Patients with hip bursitis move this tendon with each step, it can be quite painful.

Hip replacement
Hip replacement surgery provides a long term solution for a worn or damaged hip. The operation replaces both the natural socket (the acetabulum) and the rounded ball at the head of the thigh-bone (the femoral head) with artificial parts (prosthetics).

Hip resurfacing
An alternative method to hip replacement is metal on metal (MoM) hip resurfacing. This involves replacing the diseased, or damaged, surfaces in the hip joint with metal plating, which requires less prosthetics and less bone removal.

Hip resurfacing should be considered for people with advanced hip disease. All types of hip replacement surgery are extremely beneficial, offering an end to joint pain, increased mobility and a better quality of life.

Hip arthroscopy
Hip arthroscopy is performed through small incisions (about 1cm each) using a camera to visualise the inside of a joint. This allows a surgeon to get a better view of the hip bone in question.

The following consultants specialise in hip procedures: Mr P. Julian Owen, Prof Neil Rushton, Mr Alastair Vince, Mr Dennis Edwards and Mr Graham Keene.
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