Hip Replacement at Rowley Hall Hospital
Hip pain is not uncommon as we get older. Often, it can be dealt with by over-the counter painkillers but sometimes it is a sign that the hip joint is beginning to wear out.
Diseases such as osteoarthritis can mean you experience pain and stiffness in the hip, and become less mobile, making it harder to do everyday things such as golf or housework.
For many people hip problems may be minor and can be eased with the help of medications or offered steroid injections into the hip.
But for some people, the problems may be enough to make them think about a hip replacement as they may suffer from severe pain or find their quality of life is being affected.
Many people a year in the UK have hip replacement surgery where the ball and socket joint in the hip is replaced with an artificial joint, known as a prosthesis.
Treatment at Rowley Hall Hospital
Hip Replacement Operations
Rowley Hall Hospital has a wealth of experience in delivering high quality hip replacements carried out by experienced consultant surgeons.
A hip replacement operation - known as an arthroplasty - usually involves several days in hospital, physiotherapy and exercises after the operation and a period of recovery and recuperation before you can get back to normal life.
Some patients find their life is transformed as they regain their mobility and independence. Replacement hips typically last for 20 to 30 years; they were once only routinely offered to older people, but are now being used for much younger, more active patients.
If you are experiencing pain in your hips, the first person to talk to is your GP. They will be able to advise you whether a hip replacement is likely to be a treatment option and will recommend referral to a consultant at Rowley Hall Hospital.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to see inside your hip using a camera inserted through small cuts in the skin. It is used to examine, diagnose and treat problems that are causing pain and/or restricted movement in your hip. We deliver hip arthroscopies at Rowley Hall Hospital.
At Rowley Hall Hospital, the computer navigation system provides the surgeon with detailed information on where the new hip is to be positioned, allowing the surgeon to place the hip in the correct position.
This avoids problems with incorrect positioning, leading to the potential problems associated with the new joint wearing out, which can occur with all types of hip replacement.
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Mr Ashok Sinha – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr Amit Patel – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Philip Shaylor – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr David Griffiths – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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