At Spire Manchester Hospital we have a number of highly skilled and experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeons. All of our orthopaedic surgeons are supported by a team of healthcare professionals, including nurses and physiotherapists, committed to providing high levels of care to all our patients.
We have a large range of diagnostic and treatment facilities on-site, including a radiology department should you require x-rays or scans and a physiotherapy department. In addition to this we have a specially trained orthopaedic theatre team and two laminar flow theatres, which use a constant stream of clean air to protect against the introduction of organisms which can cause infection.
For more information about the orthopaedic services and treatments offered at Spire Manchester Hospital please visit our orthopaedic surgery page.
What conditions may be treated by hip arthroscopy?
Impingement of the hip occurs in teenage or early adult life, and is due to a mismatch between the shape of the hip ball and socket. This irregularity causes high pressures in the joint and may lead to cartilage damage. Patients will have groin pain on rotation of the hip and exercise might be limited as a result. Often they will be diagnosed as having recurrent groin strains.
What's involved in a hip arthroscopy procedure?
‘Key-hole’ hip surgery has advanced in recent years and now is more commonly used as an intervention for some hip problems. Hip arthroscopy is a key-hole surgical technique allowing the inside of the joint to be visualised and any cartilage damage to be corrected. The cartilage rim of the socket may be torn and need trimming or repairing. Loose bodies can be removed and any irregularity in the shape of the femoral neck region can be smoothed off, reducing subsequent impingement. This may reduce the chances of subsequently developing osteoarthritis.
Hip arthroscopy is done as a day case procedure through three 1 cm incisions at the top of the leg. Pain is usually not severe and wears off within a few days. It may take 2-3 months to return to full sport and running. Unless there is established osteoarthritis in the joint, the majority of patients make a full recovery.
Is hip arthroscopy surgery available on the NHS?
Hip arthroscopies are currently being restricted by the NHS in some areas of the UK and waiting lists are becoming significantly longer. For these reasons many people opt for private treatment.
Why should I consider having a hip arthroscopy operation at a Spire hospital?
Whether you have medical insurance or are paying for your treatment yourself, with Spire Healthcare you will be seen quickly by the consultant-grade surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. You will be treated in a premium private hospital with some of the UK's highest standards of cleanliness and infection control. What’s more, you’ll be able to recuperate in your own private room with friends and family able to visit when you wish.
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