A London and Kent based hip surgeon specialising in hip replacement surgery and sports injuries to the hip.
Mr Suhaib Sait is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent. He offers private hip replacement surgery and treatment for sports-related injuries to the hip at BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital in Longfield, Spire Alexandra Hospital in Chatham and BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital in Orpington.
An experienced hip surgeon
Mr Sait qualified as a doctor in 1986 and undertook his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London. His NHS practice is based at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford where he carries out a comprehensive range of orthopaedic procedures, including hip replacement surgery and the treatment of sports injuries to the hip, using the very latest technology and techniques.
With a keen interest in the teaching and training of orthopaedic surgeons, Mr Sait is actively involved with the school of surgery at Darent Valley Hospital and is orthopaedic training programme director for South East England. He has received a number of clinical excellence awards from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and, as regular contributor to the academic literature, is the author of a thesis on patient choice in hip replacement surgery.
In addition to his clinical work, Mr Sait holds a medical law degree and runs a busy medico legal practice serving patients who wish to pursue personal injury claims.
Hip conditions treated by Mr Suhaib Sait
Mr Sait offers assessment and treatment for a range of hip conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hip fracture
- Avascular necrosis
- Hip dysplasia
- Sports injuries of the hip
Expert hip replacement surgery in Kent and South East London
The ball and socket components of the hip joint are covered with cartilage, a strong frictionless material that allows the bones to move smoothly over one another. These bones are held together with bands of tissues known as ligaments that are lubricated with synovial fluid, a substance produced by the synovium membrane that also acts to reduce friction. Any damage to the lining cartilage or synovium of the hip joint can result in persistent pain and stiffness. The most common cause of such damage is the wear and tear associated with ageing (osteoarthritis), although other causes include rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks the joint lining, and fractures resulting from falls or accidents. A failure for a hip joint to develop properly and injuries, such as those sustained during sport, can also lead to the early onset of osteoarthritis.
Hip replacement surgery is a common and very successful treatment for damaged and painful hips that are affecting the ability to carry out everyday activities. In an operation lasting approximately 60-90 minutes, Mr Sait removes the damaged ball and socket from the hip and replaces them with an artificial ball made of a strong, light metal such as titanium or cobalt alloy and a high-density plastic artificial socket. Replacement parts made of hard-wearing ceramic are also available and can be a good option for younger patients. The components of the artificial hip joint are secured to the existing healthy bone with an acrylic glue or by means of a special permeable coating that allows bone to grow into it.
On average, modern hip replacements last for at least 15 years, relieving pain and restoring mobility for tens of thousands of patients in the UK each year.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr. Suhaib Sait is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare.
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