Is surgery avoidance for hip pain possible?
Although hip replacement is a very successful operation and advancements in science such as robotic assisted surgery are making it even more accurate, treating patient’s pain without having to resort to surgery is the ultimate goal.
Professor Middleton is Head of the Orthopaedic Research Institute and has a long history of research into the causes and treatment of osteoarthritis. He was also a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and co-authored the guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the NHS which put non-surgical treatments at the top of the priority list.Book a consultation →
I didn’t have any pain, there was freedom of movement in the hip joint in a way that I never anticipated I would have again. I anticipated the pain would go, but the freedom of the joint was just wonderful.
Three key things to improving osteoarthritis are:
- Weight loss
- Knowledge about the disease.
Exercise is key, and it is the type of exercise that is important. Professor Middleton has developed exercise programmes that improves the symptoms within 6-12 weeks in over 80% of patients.Consultation costs →