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 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.