Manchester Hip and Knee Clinic provide their patients with the highest quality of care, incorporating non-surgical and surgical techniques, methods and a philosophy of treatment of musculoskeletal problems derived from Fellowship-training and experience garnered from the USA, Canada and Europe. Winston Kim is specialist Hip & Knee Surgeon, dedicated exclusively to Hip and Knee Surgery, performing over 170 hip & knee replacements and over 250 hip & knee arthroscopic procedures a year, including Hip Labral repairs and ACL reconstructions.
Over the years have you noticed that you can’t walk as far as before? That you’re getting less mobile, with increasing stiffness and discomfort?
The discomfort might not even just be in your hip. You might even have pain in your groin, side of hip, buttock or the front of your thigh as well.
The shape of the ball and socket joint of the hip may matter. Certain shapes of hip (such as the picture above, see arrow to hip) can cause the ball of the hip to rub excessively/”impinge” against the rim of the socket where the soft cartilage (“hip labrum”) may eventually shear off, removing the protection to the hard cartilage afforded by the labrum
Hip Preservation Surgery
‘Hip Preservation Surgery’ is a non specific term referring to surgical methods aimed at preserving the native (patient’s own) hip. This is of course highly preferable to say, proceeding with a hip replacement at a young age, say 40-50 years old.
Hip Arthroscopy & Hip Preservation Procedures
Hip arthroscopy is a relatively novel procedure which allows the surgeon to diagnose and treat hip disorders by providing a clear view of the inside of the hip with small incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope contains optic fibres that transmit an image of your hip through a small camera to a television monitor.
Hip Replacement Surgery
A total hip replacement, or total hip arthroplasty is a surgical procedure in which the arthritic portions of the hip are removed and replaced with a new, artificial joint. The new hip joint consists of 2 components, one to replace the head of the femur (the ball part of the thigh bone) and another which replaces the socket (acetabulum).
Revision Total Hip Replacement
Although first time (or primary) total hip replacements are very successful operations, re-operation or revision of the primary hip replacement may be required years after the operation, or occasionally sooner. The most common causes are wear of the implants and loosening of the cement used to fix the artificial socket into the hip bone.