The native hip joint is a wonderful structure, which tolerates forces in excess of seven times the body weight, and functionally is far superior and more stable than any man-made hip replacement system. It is, therefore, a no brainer to preserve the native (patient’s own) hip joint. The specialist Hip preservation service is aimed at just doing that.
At The Villar Bajwa Practice, a structured approach is taken towards hip joint preservation while treating problems around the hip joint. The Hip preservation service has adopted a multi-disciplinary approach, which involves the Sports Medicine specialist, Physical therapy specialist, Sports Psychologist, Musculoskeletal Radiology expert, Pain specialist, Gait analysis expert and Specialist Hip surgeons working in unison. The Practice is led by two eminent orthopaedic surgeons, Richard Villar and Ali Bajwa who aim to offer both preventative advice and treatment of problems around the hip and groin.
At the Hip Preservation service we endeavour to avoid surgical intervention as far as possible, however if surgery is unavoidable then we tailor the treatment for the individual patient while keeping the intervention to a minimum. There are a few scenarios though, where undue delay in surgical intervention may be to the detriment of the Hip joint, and clearly in those circumstances we advise a more aggressive approach.
The Hip Preservation Service deals with various problems including;
Since the hip joint is closely related to the groin, the hip pain can be produced by entities such as sports groin hernia, which are screened and identified at the service. The Hip Preservation Service has close links with experts in this particular area and we do not hesitate to get their help in dealing with these problems in a small subgroup of our patients.