Hip Conditions

Hip Conditions we can Help With

Dr Stuart MacKenzie Hip Operation Information

The hip joint is designed to withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint – the body’s largest – fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement.

Whenever you use the hip (for example, by going for a run), a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket.

Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain.

Types of Hip Conditions


Osteoarthritis is a very common condition affecting the hip and is the most common reason for requiring hip surgery.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory condition which can affect any joint in the body. It is an autoimmune disease meaning that the body’s own ...
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Hip Bone Fracture

Bone Fracture

Fractured hip (also called fractured neck of femur) is one of the 2 most common broken bones affecting older people.
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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) occurs when the hip joint is not properly formed at birth with the cup being more shallow than it ...
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Hip Replacement Surgery

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