Many people suffer with hip problems and it is something that affects younger people, as well as older. Osteoarthritis is the most common hip problem and happens when cartilage in the hip joint becomes damaged. As a result, this means that the bones end up rubbing against one another and causing pain. As well as osteoarthritis, hip problems can be caused by a sports injury, a bad fall or a congenital disease.
When you suffer from a hip condition it can make walking, bending over and even standing very uncomfortable. The simplest of daily activities become painful and difficult.
If you are currently experiencing the pain and discomfort of a hip condition we can help. We deal with people suffering from arthritis, cartilage damage, joint inflammation, bone trauma and many other conditions.
Our professional team of specialists are able to offer you fast, comprehensive treatment and advice. All specialists in the field, you can be assured of getting the support and reassurance you need throughout – from diagnosis to post-treatment care.
An early diagnosis is really helpful which is why we offer point-of-care testing that is fast and accurate. Our diagnostic imaging and screening includes state-of-the-art facilities such as an MRI scan, ultrasound and more traditional x-rays.
Once the diagnosis has been made, you will speak with one of our orthopaedic specialists who can talk you through the right treatment for you. If your arthritis is still in its early stages you may be able to opt for resurfacing surgery. This means that the head of the femur and lining of the acetabular undergo a resurfacing procedure.
However, if your arthritis is in more advanced stages then you may have to have a complete hip replacement. This procedure involves using a metal stent and artificial ball to replace the neck of the femur and using a metal or plastic cup to line the acetabular. Depending on the part, these implants can be metal, plastic or ceramic.
We want you to get back on track as soon as possible after the treatment which is why our team works closely with our equally specialist team of musculoskeletal physiotherapists.
At Claremont we can treat a whole range of hip problems and injuries. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, then please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.