Top 5 Hip Surgeons in London

We treat thousands of patients for hip pain every year. They range from hip bursitis (we tend to inject those), to groin pain, to arthritic hips, to buttock pain, and many more presentations of hip pain. Hip pain, of course, is incredibly common. The problem with a painful hip is that it affects your ability to move, which stops you or affects your ability to play sport, and reduces your mobility. This contributes to weight gain, and then the hip worsens, and the vicious cycle begins.

In some cases, the hip is just too far down the road to be treated. We know within a few minutes of performing an examination how bad the hip is. Some of my team are so experienced, we know from a very quick examination and palpation to the hip how bad the hip is, and if you might need surgery.

Seeing a hip surgeon may become necessary under several circumstances. Firstly, if we suspect you have advanced osteoarthritis (degenerative change). Second, if you are really struggling with activities of daily living, like putting your socks on, or getting up and down stairs, or getting out of a chair. We might also refer you for more investigation. Hip consultants are experts, hips are all they see in many cases. They often work in conjunction with MRI scans and X-rays. Sometimes we treat the hip but whatever we try, the hip pain just does not improve. These cases are often known as persistent pain, and we might refer you for further evaluation to a hip surgeon.

A hip surgeon is a medical professional, typically an orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the hip joint. This can include a range of issues such as hip fractures, hip dysplasia, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions. They are skilled in various treatment methods, from non-surgical interventions like physical therapy and medication management, to surgical procedures such as hip arthroscopy, hip resurfacing, and total hip replacement. Their goal is to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for their patients. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, including physical therapists and rheumatologists, to provide comprehensive care.

Our Top 5 Hip Surgeons in London

1. Professor Richard Field

Professor Field is a super-talented hip surgeon. We’ve put him no1 because we have direct experience of treating many hip surgery patients. He works at St. Anthony’s hospital privately. As far as we are aware, he no longer accepts NHS patients. To see him, you would need to pay.

2. Sarah Muirhead-Allwood

Sarah is a renowned British orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in hip replacement surgery. She has worked at several prestigious institutions, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the London Hip Unit. Dr. Muirhead-Allwood has also made significant contributions to research in her field.

I was lucky to go and watch Sarah perform hip surgery to a patient 20 years ago. She kindly allowed me to stand on a stool overlooking her right shoulder. I remember feeling very queasy and almost passing out but fortunately I managed to breath and relax, and the feeling went. I was able to see a patient receive an excellent surgery from this talented lady. When I say talented, she’s operated on the biggest names out there, including the Queen Mother, and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray (who also has been a patient at Surrey Physio, as a Junior!).

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Benefits of Seeing a Hip Surgeon

There are numerous advantages to seeing a hip surgeon, especially if you have severely degenerative hip pain or gross mobility issues that have not responded to less invasive treatments. Here are some possible advantages:

Hip surgeons have specialised knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of hip conditions. They can provide a precise diagnosis and recommend the most effective course of treatment for your condition.

Access to Innovative Treatments: Hip surgeons are proficient in the most recent surgical procedures, including minimally invasive procedures and joint replacement surgeries. They may offer treatments that are unavailable from other medical professionals.

Numerous hip conditions can cause significant discomfort and pain. A hip surgeon can provide pain-relieving and quality-of-life-improving treatments.

Mobility Enhancement: Conditions such as arthritis and hip fractures can severely limit mobility. Hip surgeons can perform procedures that restore function to your hip, making it easier for you to perform daily activities and move around.

Personalised Care: Hip surgeons develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle in close collaboration with you. In order to ensure that you receive comprehensive care, they can also coordinate with other healthcare providers, such as physical therapists.

In some instances, early consultation with a hip surgeon can prevent further damage to the hip joint and potentially eliminate the need for more invasive procedures in the future.

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If you are a patient, in pain, or suffering with hip pain please call us to discuss your case further. Surrey Physio have an amazing team of therapists to help you recover from pain, and get you back to living a normal life. Call us on 0208 685 6930 or click the link at the top to book online. If you see one of the surgeons on this page, please mention Surrey Physio to them – thank you).