Hip Pain and Discomfort
Most cases of hip pain in adults that are treated with surgery are caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Less common causes include impingement, cartilage tear, dysplasia, fracture, infection and bursistis. While hip pain can often improve on its own, medical attention should be sought after injury or when the pain doesn’t lessen after a week or more.
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Arthritis of the Hip
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. The two main forms of arthritis affecting the hip are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
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Avascular Necrosis
Avascular necrosis is the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply. Also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis can lead to tiny breaks in the bone and the bone’s eventual collapse. In the hip the femoral head is affected and the predominant symptom of hip AVN is pain, which is usually located in the groin. Often the pain is worse at night.
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Labral Tear of the Hip Joint
A labral tear of the hip joint is a tear to the cartilage lining of the hip joint called the acetabulum which acts as cushioning for the joint.

Symptoms of a labral tear include pain in the hip or groin. A clicking or locking of the joint can occur. Stiffness and restricted mobility in the hip joint is likely. Symptoms may come on suddenly following an impact or trauma but can also develop gradually if the joint progressively degenerates.
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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

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“I would like to thank you and your team for all your skill and expertise that I received during my operation. The care I received during my stay in hospital was excellent and helped to make my stay as stress free as possible.”

“Thank you so much for performing a perfect operation on both my knees. I can walk perfectly well now. I am very very grateful.”

“You have given me my life back.”

“Mr Atwal – many thanks for expediting my left hip operation this year. I have no more pain and am looking forward to walking my daughter down the aisle!”

“Just a thank you for the work you did on my knee. I am back playing golf and doing a lot of walking which has helped me to reduce my weight. Thank you once again.”

“I had great difficulty walking before surgery I could hardly walk for more than five minutes, I now walk the dogs for up to one hour without pain, from the pain point of view I hardly had any pain after the surgery, and at present have no pain at all”

“I am writing to thank you for the wonderful outcome of the recent operation on my left knee. The new half joint has proved really successful from the start. I have been able to walk without sticks from about one week after the operation and to cut down the strong medication relatively quickly. “

“He is simply the best Consultant knee surgeon there is.”

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