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Hip pain is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Other, more rare causes include:

  • Hip dysplasia – the hip is the wrong shape or the socket is in an incorrect position to support the leg bone.
  • Hip fracture – where injury causes sudden hip pain.
  • Femoroacetabular impingement – where the bones of the hip rub together because they are abnormally shaped.
  • Hip labral tear – a tear in the ring of cartilage around the hip joint socket.
  • Infection of the hip joint or bones – including septic arthritis or osteomyelitis.
  • Osteonecrosis - reduced blood flow in the hip joint which causes the bone to break down.
  • Bursitis – inflammation and swelling in the bursa (fluid-filled sac) over your hip joint.
  • Hamstring injury
  • Inflamed thigh ligament – a condition often caused by strain when running

*Source: NHS choices

Hip arthroscopy

Keyhole surgery to treat or investigate damage in the joint.

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Hip replacement surgery

The damaged hip joint is replaced with a new, artificial one.

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Hip resurfacing

An alternative to hip replacement if your bones are in good condition.

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Meet our team of specialist hip surgeons

Our team of specialist orthopaedic consultants offer a friendly service.

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Spire Portsmouth Hospital offers appointments with no waiting lists with our specialist orthopaedic consultants.

Our consultants have access to the scanning facilities at Spire Portsmouth Hospital and work closely with our specialist physiotherapists to provide a service tailored to your individual needs.

We offer fixed-price packages so there are no hidden surprises, or you can use your insurance.

  • No waiting lists
    You can usually see the consultant of your choice within 2 weeks
  • Consultant-led care
    The same consultant will follow you through your patient journey
  • Inclusive care packages
    Our fixed price care packages cover everything you need, so there are no hidden surprises
  • Safe and clean environment
    We have had no cases of hospital acquired MRSA or C. Difficile bacteraemia since we opened in 1984
  • Multidisciplinary care
    We have an experienced team of specialist physiotherapists and pharmacist to help you recover from your surgery

You may not need a GP referral - call us to find out.

Spire Physiotherapy

Spire Portsmouth Hospital offers specialised physiotherapy services tailored to your needs. Our physiotherapists work closely with the specialist consultants and have access to all the scanning facilities at the hospital.

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