As a result of my fellowship training, and working in the young adult hip unit at Guys’ hospital, I am able to determine If patients are suitable for realignment surgery so that the socket can cover the ball. After a thorough clinical assessment and with CT scans I can also determine if the femur needs to be broken and realigned and fixed. We can go through what is involved in great detail during our consultation.
In this condition, there is a rotational problem, such that the femoral head (ball) is pointing too much anteriorly or towards the thigh (anteversion) or too much posteriorly or towards the buttock (retroversion).
I can normally determine the extent of rotation problems on clinically examination. This is confirmed on specific CT scan protocols in which images are taken of the knee and ankles. Depending on severity of symptoms and CT findings, treatment involves activity modification to realignment surgery.
If you’re suffering from pain and stiffness in your hip joint, the first step to feeling better is to schedule an appointment with Mr Parag K Jaiswal, an expert in Young Adult Hip problems. I will be happy to discuss all treatment options, especially ones that can save your joint. To request an appointment call on (020) 7459 4482