Hip arthroscopy is a developing subspecialty performed in volume by a limited number of orthopaedic surgeons. It continues to change considerably in terms of complexity and difficulty of the operation.
Mr Pritchard has been performing Hip Arthroscopy since 2006. Since that time he has continued to improve advanced arthroscopic techniques to diagnose and treat disorders of the hip and has developed imaging techniques used in complex high performance revision situations.
Patients are offered expert advice regarding disorders of the hip and advanced treatment at the cutting edge of international hip arthroscopy. Techniques such as femoral osteochrondroplasty and labral repair are performed on a weekly basis.
Mr Pritchard works closely to improve patient outcome, training, exposure, and scientific knowledge in this developing area.
Why Hip Pain?
Hip pain can be difficult to accurately diagnose. Pain from the hip can be felt in the groin, buttock, side of the hip, and can even be felt radiating down the thigh to the knee.
Osteoarthritis (degeneration of the joint cartilage surfaces) is common in later stages and can be seen on x-ray.
Other causes of pain include:
- acetabular labral tears
- femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)
- loose bodies
- synovial chondromatosis
- ligamentum teres tears
- gluteus medius tendinitis/tears
- trochanteric bursitis
- piriformis syndrome
- psoas bursitis
- tendon snapping syndromes