The hip is one of the most important joints in the body and allows us to carry out physical activity such as walking and running.
Hip surgery is often required when the hip joint is worn or damaged to the point that you experience ongoing pain, even when resting, or your mobility is significantly reduced.
Hip surgeons specialise in dealing with hip pain and movement problems either as a result of trauma or medical conditions such as osteoarthritis.
The hip joint is one of the most flexible, as well as the largest ‘ball and socket’ joint in the body. This makes it susceptible to pain as a result of injury, arthritis or wear and tear.
Common conditions that are causes of hip pain include:
- Hip fractures
- Muscle or tendon strain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
It is vital that you seek professional help if you feel a pain in the hip after a fall or injury, have sudden or severe hip pain or hip joint pain, if the hip joint is bleeding or looks deformed or if you cannot put weight on the joints.
An initial course of treatment is likely to include physiotherapy or steroid injections to help reduce the pain and improve mobility. If this is unsuccessful, your consultant will discuss surgical options with you and, where possible, the procedure will be minimally invasive. Common surgery could include:
Mr Mark Latimer
Mr Mark Latimer studied pre-clinical medicine at Oxford University and clinical medicine at Cambridge University and was awarded the degree of MBBChir in December 1997.
Mark was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals in February 2009. He has a specialist interest in children’s orthopaedics, adult lower limb and trauma surgery.
Mr James Carmichael
Mr James Carmichael specialises in surgery of the foot, ankle and knee as well as all aspects of trauma orthopaedics.
James graduated from Nottingham University Medical School with Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees before completing his practical surgical training. In 2002, James undertook higher surgical training and gained an MSc with distinction in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons.
James has a specialist interest in surgery of the lower limbs and is an active member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Mr Araz Massraf
Mr Araz Massraf qualified in 1988 and after specialist orthopaedic training, he became an orthopaedic consultant in Peterborough in 2004.
He specialises in minimally invasive surgery of the hip and knee, hip impingement decompression and labral repair, hip and knee keyhole surgeries and hip and knee revision arthroplasty.
Mr John Watson
Mr John Watson is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon.
He graduated from Middlesex Hospital Medical School with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 1980 and in 1986 from The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.