Hips

Looking for a Hip Surgeon in Nowra?

South Coast Orthopaedic Clinic are specialist hip surgeons in Nowra. They offer the highest level of specialist care to their patients and use the latest evidence-based surgical techniques.

As leading hip surgeons in Nowra, the Southcoast Orthopaedic team regularly treat a range of hip dysfunctions and train other surgeons from around Australia in the latest surgical techniques. Common surgical procedures include:

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Total hip replacement
  • Revision hip replacement

Hip Surgeon Nowra – Understanding healthy hips

The hip is essentially a ‘ball and socket’ joint. It is one of the biggest joints in the body, and connects the femur (thigh bone) with the pelvis. The hip is known as a ball and socket joint as the ball-shaped knob on the end of the thigh bone fits into a socket in the hip bone, known as the acetabulum.

In healthy hips, the bony surfaces within the hip joint are covered with a smooth, shiny substance known as articular cartilage. This cartilage keeps the joint slippery and allows the bones to glide together smoothly.

Around the outside of the hip joint is a layer of soft tissue, and outside of this are large tendons, ligaments and muscles. The joint capsule holds everything in place and prevents dislocation.

Understanding Hip Pain

Hip pain is very common, and it can affect children as well as adults. Hip pain can occur for a number of different reasons, and it’s important to contact your doctor if your hip pain persists. Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip fracture
  • Injury
  • Lower back problems
  • Inflamed tendons

Do you need to see a hip surgeon?