The Reading Orthopaedic Centre website is currently undergoing a complete redesign and will relaunch with a special focus on Hip Preservation Surgery.
Please come back soon to see our new website. In the mean time you can still find much of the information on hip arthroscopy from the old website on the Hip Arthroscopy page.
The Reading Orthopaedic Centre brings together the only two Reading based Orthopaedic surgeons who have a vast experience in hip preservation surgery. Operating from the state of the art hospital; CircleReading hospital.
We offer a comprehensive service providing:
- An initial one-to-one assessment in clinic.
- Access to all necessary investigations to identify the source of the problem and help to provide appropriate treatment options.
- Access to all appropriate health-care professionals who can provide help with treatments.
- Follow-ups at appropriate time intervals to monitor the success of treatments.
What is Hip Preservation Surgery?
Hip preservation surgery describes all surgical procedures that are aimed at preserving the health of the hip, attempting to prevent or delay the onset of osteoarthritis and thereby attempting to avoid or delay the need for some form of hip replacement.
These procedures include:
- Hip arthroscopy (key-hole surgery).
- Osteotomies around the hip where either the femur or acetabulum (the bones of either ball or the socket of the hip joint) are broken and then realigned to improve their orientation.
What can be done when Hip Preservation either fails or is not appropriate?
- Hip Resurfacing - This procedure provides a new surface to the ball and a new surface to the socket of the hip joint. This results in a significant improvement in pain and also allows the return to a very high level of activity. This procedure is only appropriate for men under the age of 55.
- Hip Replacement - This procedure provides a new ball and a new socket and is indicated when the joint is either worn out (end-stage osteoarthritis) or affected by a disease process that causes premature failure of the joint.