A Kent-based hip surgeon offering private hip replacement and hip resurfacing.
Mr James Casha is Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College Medical School, London. He provides private hip surgery at BMI The Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury, Spire St Saviour's Hospital, Hythe and The Spencer Private Hospitals in Margate and Ashford.
A highly experienced hip surgeon
Mr Casha qualified as a doctor in Malta in 1986. Following his basic surgical training in Malta and Dundee, in 1994 he obtained his FRCSOrth and MChOrth from the University of Dundee, going on to undertake a Fellowship in Spine and Trauma Surgery in Germany and a Fellowship in Spine and Joint Reconstruction in Toronto.
From 1996 to 1999 Mr Casha worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in Malta, both in the country's public health system and in private practice. During this time he was part time Lecturer in Anatomy and Surgery at the University of Malta.
Appointed Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon in East Kent in 1999, Mr Casha is actively involved in the teaching of fracture treatment, spinal surgery and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
Canterbury, Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Whitstable, Faversham, Dover, Folkestone, Hythe, Deal and Ashford
Hip conditions treated by Mr Casha
Mr Casha provides surgery for conditions affecting the hip, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Hip fractures
Expert hip replacement surgery in Kent
The most common reason that a hip needs replacing is osteoarthritis, a condition where the cartilage covering the joint surfaces becomes worn away over time causing the bones to rub against each other. Once the pain of osteoarthritis becomes persistent and disabling, a hip replacement is usually the best course of treatment.
Performed under general or regional anaesthetic, Mr Casha replaces the damaged hip joint with a modern implant (prosthesis) comprising an artificial shaft, ball and socket. Most prosthetic parts are now made using high-density polythene for the socket, titanium alloys for the shaft and cobalt alloys for the ball. Several types of prosthesis are available and Mr Casha can advise on which type is most suitable in each particular case.
Hip replacement surgery is a routine and highly successful operation, relieving pain and improving hip function for thousands of people in the UK each year.
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