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Hip surgery

Are you struggling with pain or stiffness in the hip?

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Our hips are used numerous times as we go about our everyday movements and activities like getting out of bed, walking up and down stairs or getting into and out of a car. When our hips are healthy and able to function properly, all these things are easy to do and free of pain.  If we develop any kind of problem in a hip, it can have a significant impact on our quality of life, often surprisingly quickly.  

Hip problems can result from trauma, disease or ‘wear and tear’ as we age. The two most common complaints are hip pain and stiffness, with the pain often felt mainly in the groin.

When any pain and/or stiffness is mild, it can be easy to dismiss these symptoms as a natural part of the ageing process. More significant symptoms may start to affect your mobility and stop you from doing the things you enjoy. In these cases, you may like to consult with an expert in managing and restoring hip health.

At BMI The Manor Hospital, our consultant hip surgeons help people to get out of debilitating hip pain and to regain movement and function in the hip once again. If you would like to meet with them for an assessment and discussion about suitable treatment options, please contact us and we would be delighted to help. 

Hip pain is a common complaint and non-surgical treatments are often helpful in managing this. Treatments like pain relief medication, physiotherapy, losing weight if you’re overweight and hip joint injections may be useful in many cases. If the hip is more extensively damaged, by advanced osteoarthritis for example, these treatments will often have only a quite limited effect. 

When non-surgical treatments aren’t able to provide adequate symptom relief, you may require hip surgery. There are a number of different operations available, including: 

  • Total hip replacement surgery
  • Partial hip replacement surgery
  • Revision hip replacement surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy  

As the name suggests, total hip replacement surgery replaces the damaged hip joint with a new artificial one (known as a prosthesis). This is usually needed when osteoarthritis in the hip has caused such degeneration in the joint that pain and stiffness are having a marked effect on your life. 

Surgery will not always be required to treat hip pain and it is often a pleasant surprise to many of our patients to discover that their symptoms can be well managed without the need for invasive surgery.

Occasionally, somebody may need a form of keyhole surgery known as hip arthroscopy to help diagnose their problem. A thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera and light is passed through a small cut in your hip. This transmits a live feed to a screen, giving you consultant a clear view inside the joint. If they discover any issues, such as an impingement or labral tear, these can often be corrected as part of the arthroscopy. 

Depending on the specific problem with your hip, your consultant may advise joint preservation techniques, to help protect and maintain the function in your hip in order to delay the need for more major surgery. Your consultant will be able to discuss suitable options with you.

If the damage to your hip joint is more extensive, total hip replacement surgery may be advised to get you out of pain and restore mobility.

Whatever the extent of your hip pain and stiffness, your consultant will ensure you receive the optimal treatment to effectively manage your symptoms and to get you out of pain.  

When you first meet with your consultant here at The Manor, they’ll take a medical history and talk about your symptoms. They’ll ask you a number of questions to help narrow potential causes down. These may be questions like: 

  • How long have you had hip pain? 
  • Do you have any other symptoms? 
  • What activities or movements make your symptoms worse? 
  • Have your symptoms been getting worse?
  • Where in the hip is your pain and what does it feel like? 

They will perform a physical examination of your hip, as well as your back and knee because pain in the hip can sometimes be referred from a problem in them.

Further diagnostic tests may be needed, and these can all be easily arranged for you here on-site. Our on-site imaging facilities include X-ray, CT and ultrasound. Should an MRI be needed, this will be arranged for you off-site.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will talk about the results and discuss suitable treatment options with you.

Should hip surgery be deemed appropriate, this will be arranged for you as soon as possible. The hip implants used at The Manor are state-of-the-art and custom fitted to your specific requirements to ensure your new joint gives you the benefits you expect. 

People choose to come to us for help with their hip problems for a number of reasons. Whether you live in or around Bedford or will be travelling from further afield to visit with us, benefits of choosing The Manor include:

  • Rapid access to an expert – We know that hip problems have a big impact on everyday life and that you don’t want to wait weeks (or even months) for an appointment. With a number of leading hip experts working on-site, you’ll be able to book an appointment quickly and at a time that’s convenient for you.
  • Patient Satisfaction – In an independent survey, 98.7% of the people we treated said they were likely or highly likely to recommend BMI The Manor Hospital to their friends and family. While we are extremely grateful for this, we don’t take it for granted and work hard every day to ensure that anyone who trusts us with their care receives the highest standard of support at all times. 
  • Treatment tailored to you – Your consultant will tailor your treatment to your specific condition and needs so that you can get back to better hip health sooner.
  • Remote Consultation – While your consultation can be carried out in person on-site here at The Manor, we can also offer remote consultations by telephone or online video call if required. 
  • Comprehensive support: Following hip surgery, a well-structured recovery programme is vital in determining the benefits you’ll get with your new joint. Our on-site physiotherapy team will work with you throughout your time with us, both before and after your surgery, to help you regain strength, movement and function safely. 
  • Multidisciplinary team: With experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons to physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists and radiologists, we’ll ensure you receive the best treatment, rehabilitation and care for your hip problem.  

It is normal to feel concerned about worsening hip pain and stiffness. When many daily activities become harder to do, it’s easy to worry about losing your independence and freedom.

The good news is that you don’t need to stay in hip pain. There are a number of good, effective treatments available. Your consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your hip pain and talk you through treatment options. If hip surgery is needed, this will be arranged for you at the earliest opportunity so that you can get back to enjoying life again. 

Specialists offering Hip surgery

Mr Ajit Garde

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS MS (ORTH) DNB (ORTHO) FRCS (ORTH)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr Sanjiv Manjure

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS, McH, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr Manoj Sood

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Tr. & Orth)

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Mr Dan Arvinte

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MD (Doctor) MRCSEd, FEBOT, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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Mr Phillip Edge

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBCHB; FCS.SA (Orth)

BMI The Manor Hospital

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