The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. Despite its durability, hip pain and reduced hip function is a common complaint due to age, use, and injury.
Common conditions include hip arthritis, bursitis, fractures, hip labrum damage or tear. Correct diagnosis of the cause of your hip pain is essential for effective treatment and recovery.
Orthopaedic injuries include any injury to the musculoskeletal system. These injuries relating to the bones and joints are often the result of a sporting injury, accident, or trauma to the body. From elite athletes and sporting greats, children, the elderly, OSV surgeons have helped thousands of patients regain their freedom and quality of life from these types of injuries. Select an area of specialisation to read more about the conditions we treat.
Hip Arthritis is a common condition that occurs when the cartilage which overlies the femur bone or lines the acetabulum bone wears out and exposes ‘bone on bone’ articulation.
A Hip Impingement, or Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), occurs when extra bone ‘spurs’ grow on one or both of the bones in the hip joint, which restricts movement and can cause damage such as tears or Arthritis (degradation of the cartilage).