The hip is made up of the joint between the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and the socket of the pelvis (the acetabulum).

What is a Hip Fracture?

Hip fractures are breaks in the bone, most commonly in the neck of the femur, just below the ball of the hip joint. They may occur due to major accidents such as car crashes, but most commonly they occur in the older population after a fall from a standing height.

What are the symptoms of a Hip Fracture?

Hip fractures are very painful. Depending on the severity of the fracture, patients may experience bruising around the fracture site with prominent swelling. In addition, the position or length of the leg may appear and feel different. This is due to displacement of the bone. Typically walking is not possible but this isn’t always the case, and indeed some patients may not have significant pain; nevertheless, a hip fracture warrants an immediate orthopaedic review.

How is a Hip Fracture diagnosed?

An x-ray is required to make the diagnosis. Occasionally an MRI scan may be required if the two parts of the bone have not moved apart.

How is a Hip Fracture treated?

Hip fractures are an emergency and surgery should be scheduled as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours. Depending on the nature of the fracture, surgery is performed to fix the fracture (often with screws and a plate) or replace the hip joint with a hip replacement. Hip fractures usually occur due to weakening of the bone from osteoporosis and therefore medication to improve bone density is often required

What is the outlook following treatment for a Hip Fracture?

Hip Fractures are initially treated in a hospital emergency department, the medical team there will provide an overview of your treatment and follow up care. In addition, following your initial treatment, you may wish to have a consultant-led review by the team at Grosvenor Orthopaedics. Here we can advise on the many treatment options available to you, including those which are not always available via the NHS.

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.


Grosvenor Orthopaedics have extensive experience in the treatment of hip -related injuries with excellent patient outcomes.


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If you would like to learn about other hip treatments click the button below to find out more

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


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.


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.


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 EL

Thank you for taking great care of me throughout the whole operation process! My recovery has been much faster than anticipated and I am pain free after such a long time!