Hip Clinic

The hip arthroscopy clinic at Spire Yale Hospital offers patients with hip and joint pain the most advanced and up to date surgical techniques. It speciaises in both sport injuries of the hip and young adult hip problems. Our team of highly trained specialist orthopaedic hip surgeons, physiotherapists and diagnosticians will look after your individual clinical requirements.

Symptoms are exacerbated in individuals requiring extreme hip movements such as rowers, jockeys and footballers

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. Symptoms are exacerbated in individuals requiring extreme hip movements such as rowers, jockeys and footballers.

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.

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.

Sports Injury Service here at Spire Yale Hospital

Sports Injury Treatment - Wales

Sports injuries can be debilitating and recovery times can be lengthy and frustrating, which is why we offer a range of services to help you.

Click here to find out more about our sports injury service in Wales.

Hip Arthroscopy Surgeons

Mr Muthu Ganapathi
Mr Sudheer Karlakki
Mr John-Paul Whittaker
For more information or to arrange an appointment please call our customer service advisor on 01978 262 462

Surgery helps Ironman triathlete back on the road to fitness

Jon Stead, 37, from Llandudno, suffered severe hip pain that prevented him doing any exercise whatsoever until he was treated by consultant hip and knee surgeon Mr Muthu Ganapathi at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham.

Just 14 months after pioneering key-hole surgery he completed an ironman triathlon. 

Click here to read the full story

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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.

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