Conditions

Hip or Knee

Orthopaedic surgery is a specialty dealing with acute injuries, congenital and acquired disorders and chronic arthritic or overuse conditions of the bones, joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves and muscles.

Hip replacement surgery is usually necessary when the hip joint is worn or damaged to the extent that your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting.

The most common reason for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Other conditions that can cause hip joint damage include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Hip fracture

  • Septic arthritis

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Disorders that cause unusual bone growth (bone dysplasias)

Knee replacement surgery is usually necessary when the knee joint is worn or damaged to the extent that your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting.

 

The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Other conditions that cause knee damage include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Haemophilia

  • Gout

  • Disorders that cause unusual bone growth (bone dysplasias)

  • Death of bone in the knee joint following blood supply problems (avascular necrosis)

  • Knee injury

  • Knee deformity with pain and loss of cartilage