An experienced trauma and orthopaedic surgeon offering hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing in Aberdeen.
Mr Kapil Kumar is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Woodend Hospital. He provides private hip surgery at BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen.
Expert hip surgery in Aberdeen
Trained in New Dehli, India and Aberdeen, Mr Kapil Kumar is a highly experienced trauma and orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in joint replacement surgery, including all the latest techniques to replace worn and diseased hips.
Hip conditions treated by Mr Kapil Kumar
Mr Kumar offers surgical treatment for a range of conditions affecting the hip, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Hip fracture
- Hip dysplasia
Hip replacement surgery in Aberdeen
The hip joint is a 'ball and socket' joint, with the head of the femur being the ball component and the round cup-shaped structure on the hip bone (acetabulum) forming the socket. The bones of the hip joint are covered with cartilage, a tough flexible material that allows the bones to move smoothly over one another and stops them rubbing against each other. If the cartilage becomes damaged or worn, as a result of injury, disease or natural wear and tear, the hip can become painful and stiff. In cases where pain and lack of mobility are affecting everyday life, replacement of the hip joint with an artificial one may be the best course of treatment. The same procedure is also usually appropriate for severely fractured hips.
Mr Kumar is able to offer expert hip replacement surgery using the most modern techniques and implants, including ceramic-on-ceramic and ceramic-on-plastic, relieving pain and restoring mobility for up to 15 years. He also provides revision hip replacement surgery in cases where an artificial hip needs replacing due to wear or failure.
Hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement where the upper surface of the femur and the cup of the acetabulum are covered with metal. Suitable for younger patients with relatively strong bones, it is associated with a faster recovery time compared to total hip replacement, and people who undergo the procedure also tend to have a wider range of movement compared to those who have the whole joint replaced.
Hip resurfacing tends not to be a suitable option for adults over 65 or post-menopausal women, however Mr Kumar is able to offer his expert advice on which would be the most appropriate procedure in each individual case.
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