Hip Pain Anatomy

Hip Pain

Anatomically the hip joint is a precise structure in a particular location in the body. However, in common language “the hip” can include a wide area of the groin, outer abdomen, the side of the upper leg and the buttock. In this wide area there are many conditions that can lead to pain that is generally described as “hip pain” by most people. True Hip Pain Pain [...]

Trochanteric Hip Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis or greater trochanter pain syndrome (GTPS) is a hip pain condition that can be persistent and troubling, restricting mobility and sporting activity. What Is Bursitis? A bursa is a small sac that lies between tendons, ligaments and bones, or between the skin and bones. They have synovial linings that secrete a lubricating fluid, limiting the friction between structures as they move across each other. When too [...]

Arthritic Hip Small

Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (THR) is one of the most successful surgical operations in terms of increasing quality of life. In a hip replacement the arthritic surfaces of a damaged hip are replaced with artificial components called a hip prosthesis. After a long history of efforts to develop a lasting artificial hip, it was Sir John Charnley, in Wrightington UK, who introduced the first effective hip replacement [...]