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Hip surgery : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Metal on metal hip replacements: Patient guide Hip replacement device helps to halve recovery timeAdvice for patients who are concerned about the risks associated with metal on metal hip replacements and the publicity that has surrounded their use in the UK.
  • Hip Replacement - why and how? hip replacement AHip replacement is used as a treatment option for a variety of different conditions including deformity, hip injury, bone tumour, bone loss due to insufficient blood supply (avascular necrosis), and...
  • How long will a hip replacement last? Hip operationThe human hip comprises a ball and socket joint, with the rounded end of the thigh bone (called the femoral head) moving within a rounded socket in the hip (called the acetabulum). Both of these are...
  • Hip replacement - the current situation Hip surgeryOne of London's leading Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons warns of the dangers posed to patients by what he believes to be ill thought out innovations in hip surgery. The article, which appears on...
  • Custom-made hip replacements Hip replacementEvery year thousands of people undergo hip replacements in the UK. Whilst it is true that most people can benefit from standard hip prostheses, the latest orthopaedic technology can prove to be a...
  • Success rates for knee and hip replacement in the UK Hip replacement surgeryKnee and hip replacements are two of the most commonly performed operations in the UK today. Recent studies have shown that the rates of success for these two operations in Britain are among the best...
  • Hip replacement surgery - an overview Hip operationIf you suffer from long-term hip pain which doesn't get any better over time, your consultant may recommend hip replacement surgery. This may be because you're suffering from one of the following...