Hip Impingement surgery
This condition has been implicated in the development of arthritis requiring joint replacement in a significant proportion of patients (10–30%). It is believed that if this condition is recognised and addressed early before arthritis develops, then the hip can be saved for many years.
Demonstration of the abnormality is not straightforward and requires specially arranged X-rays and MRI scans.
More recently, the surgery can be done arthroscopically (key hole). Very rarely more extensive surgery is required to deal with the abnormality in the pelvis or femur (osteotomy).
Complications are actually rare, (nerve injury 2%, non union of the trochanter 2%). However recovery takes about six months to get back to full sporting activity. Crutches are required for the first three months to protect the repairs.
If the hip is too badly damaged by this condition, then hip resurfacing or hip replacement may be required.
- Pathway for total hip replacement and resurfacing hip replacement
- Bearings for hip replacement
- Hip replacement in the young
Pain Management after discharge
Advice following hip replacement surgery
DVT and PE
Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Total Hip Replacement