Total hip replacement
Total hip replacement (THR) surgery is a procedure that replaces both the socket (acetabulum) and the ball (head) of the hip with prosthesis. Total hip replacement aims to eliminates pain and restore joint movement. This operation is one of the most successful operations performed and the National Joint Replacement Registry of Australia show over 95% replaced hips function well 15 years after surgery. Most patients rate their hip replacement somewhere between 90% and 100% as good as a normal hip. Most activities can be done after total hip replacement surgery.
Revision hip replacement
Revision hip replacement may be recommended for a number of reasons. The operation can minor or very complex. This type of hip surgery requires expert knowledge of different approaches, techniques, prosthetic devices and bone grafting and sometimes input from other medical specialists such as infections disease physicians.
Hip bursitis occurs when the lubricating sack (bursa) over the outside of the hip becomes irritated and inflamed. It can be very painful and typically affects women in middle age and men in old age. The treatment for hip bursitis includes anti-inflammatory medications, physiotherapy and injection. Surgery is indicated in severe cases.
Muscle tears and tendon injuries around the hip
Snapping hip may be caused by sudden movement of the iliotibial band (ITB) or psoas tendon of the bones of the hip. It is usually managed non-operatively with physiotherapy, stretching exercises and injections of local anaesthetic and cortisone. Surgery is reserved for severe cases that have failed non-operative treatment.