The Hip Joint
Hip replacement involves removal of the ball at the top of the thigh bone and clearing out the socket that the ball goes in to. Replacement parts are fitted to the bones and joined together. There are different ways of fitting the replacement parts to the bones. Mr Murray chooses which type of fixation method and which types of implant materials to use based on individual patient characteristics and known long term outcomes of different techniques and implants.
Other causes of hip pain
Snapping Fascia Lata is a condition which usually affects teenage girls. They are feel that the hip is dislocating but it isn’t. When Mr Murray diagnoses this condition he reassures patients and their parents and advises special stretches which are all that is needed.
Trochanteric bursitis is a condition which affects a lot of adults. Pain is felt at the side of the hip over the prominent bone. If Mr Murray rules out other causes he will advise the best ways to treat this type of pain without needing to operate.
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