Your hip carries the majority of your body’s weight whilst also helping your mobility. It’s composed of a ball and a socket, muscles, ligaments and cartilage.
Often hip pain is caused by osteoporosis which weakens your bones and makes them more likely to fracture or break if you have a fall or sporting injury. Hip pain can be excruciating and also debilitating as you use your hip when walking.
Here at New Hall Hospital we are pleased to provide expert hip care. Our highly skilled hip surgeons will diagnose and treat patients with hip problems to relieve their pain and improve their quality of life. They are supported by an expert multi-disciplinary team of clinical specialists, first-class diagnostic equipment and a comprehensive physiotherapy service.
The range of hip surgeries we perform include:
A hip arthroscopy may be recommended if your hip pain hasn’t responded to non-surgical treatments such as rest, physiotherapy, medications and injections.
Most commonly a hip arthroscopy is performed to:
Hip arthroscopy may also be used to treat:
A hip arthroscopy is often performed as a day case procedure under general anaesthetic. The operation takes between 30 and 90 minutes.
Your surgeon will make a small surgical cut to insert an arthroscope to look inside your hip. An arthroscope is made up of a tiny tube, a lens and a light source. Images are sent from the arthroscope to a video screen or an eyepiece, so your surgeon is able to see inside your joint.
The inside of your hip joint will be examined and your surgeon will decide whether an operation is required. Other small incisions may be made to insert medical instruments to remove fluid, diseased tissue or bone or to repair damage in your hip joint area.
Immediately after your operation you’ll be taken to a recovery area, monitored and given painkillers as needed.
The main benefit of a hip arthroscopy is to confirm your hip problem and in many cases treatment can be performed at the same time. Hip pain is reduced and mobility is often immediately restored following the procedure.
The advantage of arthroscopy over traditional open surgery is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully.
CT or MRI scans can often be used to diagnose problems of the hip joint. However, sometimes a hip arthroscopy may be needed to confirm diagnosis and also to treat the problem.
If you decide to pay for your treatment, Ramsay offer an all-inclusive Total Care package, where a single one-off payment at a pre-agreed price, delivering direct access to all the treatment you need for complete reassurance. You can also spread the cost of your treatment with finance options available.
A hip arthroscopy may be covered by your medical insurance policy. We advise you to check directly with your insurance provider and get written confirmation before commencing treatment.
Complications from hip arthroscopy are uncommon. As with any surgical procedure, there could be complications including: pain, bleeding, infection on the wound, scarring, difficulty passing urine and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Specific complications of a hip arthroscopy include damage to the surrounding nerves or vessels, or the joint itself. The traction needed for the procedure can stretch nerves and cause numbness, localised stiffness and pain but this is usually temporary.
Most people who have a hip arthroscopy are able to leave hospital either on the same day of the procedure or the following morning. Before leaving hospital, you may have an appointment with a physiotherapist to discuss exercises for you to do at home and advice to help you to recover from the operation. It can take a few weeks to get back to normal activities and regular exercise should help. Before you start exercising, you should ask a member of your healthcare team or your GP for advice.
Mr Robert Boyd
Mr Robert Boyd is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Wiltshire specialising in Foot and Ankle.Read more
Mr David Cox
Mr David Cox is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at New Hall Hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire who specialises in hip, knee and shoulder surgery. He has undertaken many thousands of hip and knee replacements and is able to undertake patient specific knee replacements. These bespoke replacements use 3D imaging to tailor the replacement to the individual. He also has a special interest in the management of sports injuries, utilising minimal access surgical techniques when indicated.Read more
Mr Ahmed Elmorsy
Mr A Elmorsy is a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon at New Hall Hospital, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. He specialises in all types of shoulder surgery.Read more
Mr Nick Evans
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Mr Neal Jacobs
Mr Neal Jacobs is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Salisbury,Wiltshire who specialises in foot and ankle surgery.Read more
Mr Ivar Kask
Mr Ivar Kask is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at new Hall Hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire who specialises in lower limb surgery.Read more
Mr Erman Melikyan
Mr Erman Melikyan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hand and wrist surgery.Read more
Mr Phil Pettit
Mr Phil Pettit is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at New Hall Hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire who specialises in hip and knee surgery.Read more
Mr Makarahalli Prabhakar
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Mr Jonathan Quayle
Mr Jonathan Quayle is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgeon (Hip and Knee) in WiltshireRead more
Mr Peter Rauh
Mr Peter Rauh is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at New Hall Hospital who specialises in foot, ankle and knee surgery.Read more
Mr Sridhar Sampalli
Mr Sridhar Sampalli is an Associate Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at New Hall Hospital in Salisbury, who specialises in hip and knee surgeryRead more
Mr Jeremy Southgate
Mr Jeremy Southgate is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery in WiltshireRead more
Mr Leonidas Vachtsevanos
Mr Leo Vachtsevanos is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Salisbury, specialising in joint preserving knee operations and hip and knee replacement surgery.Read more
Mr Ivor Vanhegan
Mr Ivor Vanhegan is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in Salisbury who specialises in Hip & Knee surgeryRead more
Mr Stephen Veitch
Mr Stephen Veitch is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Salisbury, Wiltshire who specialises in hip and knee surgery.Read more
Mr Rakesh Choudhary
Mr Rakesh Choudhary is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the New Hall Hospital, Salisbury and the Cherwell Hospital, Banbury who specialises in hip and knee surgery.Read more
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