Hip Procedures

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. The hip joint is one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum).

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Revision Hip Replacement

Revision hip replacement surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will make an incision over the hip to expose the hip joint. Then the femur is dislocated from the acetabulum so that the old plastic liner and the metal socket can be removed from the acetabulum.

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Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint to check for any damage and repair it simultaneously.

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Direct Anterior Approach

Total hip replacement surgery has been performed for decades to treat end-stage hip arthritis with excellent long term results. To perform surgery, the hip structures may be reached from behind (posterior), side(lateral), front (anterior) or through a combination of approaches.

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The MiniHip is an innovative implant used for hip replacement that combines the benefits of bone conservation methods with the stability of a traditional hip replacement.

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  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Insight Clinic