THE HIP

The hip is a deep seated joint and can mimic many other conditions. You may experience pain in the groin , buttocks, along the thigh, or even referred pain down to the knee.

Common conditions related to sports include tendon strains, a snapping hip, and labral tears. Avascular necrosis of the hip is not uncommon in Asia. It is commonly associated with steroid use and alcohol consumption. It is a time sensitive condition and can affect persons of all ages and require surgery. In our later years, degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis of the hip present with symptoms of hip stiffness, pain, and in severe cases shortening of the affected limb.

HIP CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS WE PERFORM INCLUDE:

  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Tendon injuries around the hip
  • Avascular necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip instability
  • Hip Arthritis (Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis)
  • Hip Labral tears
  • Hip and pelvic fractures
  • Total hip replacement including Robotic hip replacement
    Summary Hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty, involves replacing the damaged cartilage and bone in the hip with metal implants and high grade plastic components. This surgery helps to relieve pain and restore function in patients who were otherwise having difficulty walking. It is an effective and safe procedure which has helped many patients regain their mobility and independence.
    Treatment Dr Kau has harnessed technology to help achieve consistent results in his knee replacement surgeries. He uses Computer Navigation as a standard for all his patients. Computer Navigation provides the surgeon with “live” accurate data to ensure the knee and lower limb are well aligned and balanced.
    Duration Hip replacement surgery takes 1 – 2 hours to complete. You will be monitored before and after the surgery in the surgery centre before returning to the ward for rehabilitation. Pain medications will be prescribed to aid you in your physiotherapy and recovery.
  • Hemiarthroplasty of the hip