Hip dysplasia is a development issue of the hip socket whereby it doesn’t form correctly.

What is Hip Dysplasia?

The hip joint consists of a ball and a socket. Sometimes the hip socket does not form fully during childhood. As a result, the ball does not fit normally into the socket, and abnormal movements can occur around the hip. This may cause tears to soft tissue structures around the hip (labral tears) and eventually arthritis.

What are the symptoms of Hip Dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia may cause pain in the groin, thigh or buttock. It may be associated with a clicking sensation and in severe cases, the hip may feel unstable. In small children and babies, limping may be seen with pain evident and in some cases uneven leg length.

How is Hip Dysplasia diagnosed?

An x-ray is required to make the diagnosis. An MRI or CT scan may be necessary to assess the need for surgery.

How is Hip Dysplasia treated?

If symptoms are mild then painkillers and physiotherapy may be advised. Operations may be offered for more severe symptoms. Depending on how underdeveloped the socket is, and whether there is arthritis (wear and tear changes), potential operations may include keyhole surgery to repair labral tears, bone realignment operations or total hip replacement.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or is experiencing pain in their hand or wrist and would like a consultant-led review, please contact us. Grosvenor Orthopaedics have extensive experience in the treatment of this condition with excellent patient outcomes.

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HIP CONDITIONS

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HIP TREATMENTS

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our hip SURGEONS

Hip care at Grosvenor Orthopaedics is led by Mr Simon Newman, Mr Chethan Jayaden, Mr Emeka Oragui and Mr Mark Webb. They are further supported by the orthopaedic team including other consultant surgeons, nurses and care staff. We perform over 300 hip replacements each year but offer a broad range of hip treatments to patients both young and old.

Our team are well placed to manage and treat a diverse range of hip problems utilising cutting edge diagnostic technology and treatment approaches, both surgical and conservative. Below is an overview of some of the conditions we treat but for a more thorough understanding please contact our team here

MR SIMON NEWMAN

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

BSc(Hons) BM PhD FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Simon is a Consultant Hip Surgeon practising at the world-renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London; The Lister Hospital, Chelsea and King Edward VIIs Hospital, Marylebone. He has a particular interest in the hip joint and has developed a large practice treating hip problems in adults of all ages. His philosophy is to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients which involves engaging patients in the decision-making process about their treatment and utilising non-operative techniques, where possible. Should surgery be required, Simon performs any procedure with care, planning and precision.

MR EMEKA ORAGUI

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

MA (Cantab), MBBS, MBA, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
meka is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon practising at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. His practice includes all aspects of hip surgery including hip replacements, hip redo or revision surgery, hip arthroscopy and sports injuries around the hip including sports man’s hernia (Gilmore’s Groin) and adductor longus tears and tendinitis. He uses the muscle sparing direct anterior approach for hip replacements which allows some patients a faster recovery.

MR MARK WEBB

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

MBBS MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Mark is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a passion for sports related injuries. He strives to not only provide excellent surgical treatments but also rounded, bespoke care that allows his patients to get back to the activities they love. This is evident in his specialist training which includes a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from University College London to help him when treating all levels of athletes. Alongside surgical treatments, Mr. Webb offers non-operative (conservative) options including using orthobiologics, such as PRP and stem cells, to treat the symptoms of early arthritis, as well as tendon injuries. Treatment plans are tailored to the patient’s requirements and expectations using the best evidence available

What some of our patients say

Mrs JS

Thank you to the whole team for getting me back on my feet again