Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a common condition and often presents with a Pain in the hip, the groin or down the thigh bone. Occasionally patients complain of a grating or clicking sound within their hip and a limited range of motion.
This is common in the 5th decade of life and thereafter, but occasionally can occur in younger patients. In the early stages painkillers such as Paracetamol and anti-inflammatory medication may help but as the condition worsens, conservative measures may not improve the patients’ quality of life.
The condition is curable with a ≈, and this is an extremely successful operation (success rates of approximately 98%) that has developed greatly over the last few decades.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) with Mr. Rajaratnam
Although Mr. Rajaratnam is known Nationally as one of the leading Knee Experts in the country, he also performs about 70 – 100 THR’s annually, and has been fellowship trained in this sub-speciality too.
He has published leading articles over the years on the longevity of Hip implants and Hip bearing surfaces, in peer reviewed journals.
Most hip replacements are now inserted through a relatively small scar (minimally invasive surgery) and most patients are able to walk the day after surgery, going home a day or two later.
Mr.Rajaratnam uses a mini posterior approach, which doesn’t cut the abductor muscles, so patients regain excellent gait and function quickly.
Meticulous surgical technique and well established rapid recovery programmes have helped improve the patients experience and rate of recovery following this operation.