Acetabular Fractures

Acetabular Fractures

What is an Acetabular Fracture? Acetabular fractures are a break in the hip ‘socket’ of the pelvis. They can occur as a result of a serious injury, for example a road traffic accident or heavy fall but sometimes as a result of a more trivial fall onto one’s side –...
Hip Anatomy

Hip Anatomy

Hip Anatomy – The hip is a ball and socket joint. The aim of this page is to explain a bit more about the Hip Anatomy. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The socket is deepened by the labrum which forms a lip around its rim. Both the ball and socket are lined with...
Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip replacement Approximately 80,000 hip replacements are performed annually in the UK and these numbers are increasing each year. The commonest reason to perform a THR is for osteoarthritis of the hip where the patient’s symptoms are now severe and interfering...