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HIP Conditions

HIP Conditions

The normal Anatomy of the Hip

The hip joint is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvic bone.

The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone) which articulates with the acetabulum to form the hip joint.

The bone surfaces of the ball and socket are covered with cartilage, a smooth tissue that cushions the ends of the bones and enables them to move easily with reduced friction.

A thin tissue called synovial membrane surrounds the hip joint and makes a small amount of fluid that lubricates the cartilage and eliminates almost all friction during hip movement.

Bands of tissue called ligaments (the hip capsule) connect the ball to the socket and provide stability to the joint.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with any surgical procedures, you are entitled to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner of your choice.


Hip Arthritis

Arthritis : means “inflammation of a joint.” In some forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, the inflammation arises because the smooth covering (articular cartilage) on the ends of bones become damaged or worn over time.

In other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the joint lining becomes inflamed as part of a disease process that affects the entire body. Some other types of arthritidies include : seronegative spondyloarthropathies, crytalline deposition diseases, and septic arthritis.

Although arthritis is mainly a disease of adults, children may also have it.


If you have experienced discomfort and pain in the hip region and explored other options with no success such as physiotherapy etc, then a hip replacement may be the best option. You will need to see your GP about this and seek specialist advice.

Many people suffer through intense pain unnecessarily, but there are always options for treatment and pain relief.

Our hip treatments are proven to successfully reduce pain in patients and increase mobility and joint movement throughout the hip region. Other benefits include increased strength, better sleep and an overall improvement in quality of life. The hips are a central pillar of smooth and pain-free body movement. Keeping them functioning at an optimum level is the best way to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Nizam offers a range of services. Whether you’re in need of hip arthroscopy, resurfacing and revision or bikini, standard or total hip replacement.

Anterior Bikini Total Hip Replacement

The main indications for anterior hip replacement surgery are significant degenerative arthritis (primary or secondary) or inflammatory process (rheumatoid) affecting the hip joint and resulting in increased pain, reduced mobility and function. It can also be performed for fractured hips in some cases.

The Bikini Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive Anterior Hip Replacement technique that is soft-tissue sparing and vessel sparing (preserving lateral circumflex blood vessels) compared to the standard incision anterior hip replacement longitudinal scar.

It has an aesthetically pleasing cosmetic scar along the natural "Langhers lines" of the skin - that can be hidden under the "bikini" or underwear.

Dr. Nizam has done many international presentations and published articles on this https://bikinihipreplacement.com.au/pdf/the-bikini-hip-replacement-surgical-technique.pdf

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a keyhole surgery of the hip for certain hip joint conditions and is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. There are only a small number of hip arthroscopy surgeons in Australia, and, as it is a developing area of treatment, they have undergone extensive training to perform this procedure.

Standard Posterior Hip Replacement

This is carried out when Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery is not feasible. These conditions include Hip Dysplasia, Congenital Dislocation of the hip, Revision hip Surgery where access to the hip is best achieved through a traditional Posterior approach as this can be extended if required.

Hip Resurfacing

Resurfacing is a bone preserving procedure indicated in younger more active patients with adequate bone density and is an ideal alternative to a more intense total hip replacement.

Revision Hip Replacement

Revision hip replacement surgery is necessary when some or all of a previous hip surgery has proven to be unsuccessful or is causing discomfort and complications. The treatment required will vary greatly depending on the individual patient’s reaction to their initial hip replacement.


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