Total Hip Replacement
A hip replacement involves replacing the worn out femoral head and socket of the hip. It involves inserting a prosthesis with a metal or ceramic head attached to it, articulating with a plastic polyethylene or ceramic cup as the socket.
A hip replacement is commonly indicated for patients with groin pain, restriction of movement, walking and inability to perform every day activities.
Conditions associated: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis, Fracture neck of femur, Hip dysplasia, Perthes
A hip injection invovles inserting a steroid and local anaesthetic injection into the hip joint to relieve pain. It can also aid in the diagnosis of hip pain especially in patients who have spinal problems.
Trochanteric Bursitis: This is a condition where the bursa overlying the prominent part of the outer hip becomes inflamed. Steroid injections can help relieve the inflammation and pain associated with this.