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Ali Bayan - Orthopaedic Surgeon North Shore

Private Service, Orthopaedics

Hip Surgery (Including Total Hip Replacement, Hip Resurfacing)

Hip joint replacement surgery is commonly required to treat joints damaged from wearing out, osteoarthritis or other forms of joint disease including rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis causes pain in the area of the hip and sometimes the pain is referred to the thigh or the knee. People with arthritic hip joints usually experience stiffness in the joint range of motion causing difficulties in activities such as getting in and out of cars, putting on shoes etc. Both pain and stiffness result in limitation in function e.g. reduced walking distance and difficulty in sporting activity.

In these procedures the damaged joint surface is removed and replaced with artificial surfaces normally made from metal (chromium cobalt alloy, titanium), plastic (high density polyethylene) or ceramic, which act as alternative bearing surfaces for the damaged joint.

In addition to traditional joint replacement I perform minimal invasive surgery and hip resurfacing.

These operations are major procedures which require the patient to be in hospital for several days, followed by a period of rehabilitation, usually 4-6 weeks.

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