Mr Datta speaks to Highgate Hospital.

Q: What is Hip Impingement?

Hip impingement (the technical term is Femoro-Acetabular Impingement or FAI) is caused when excess bone around the hip joint ‘impinges’ or ‘catches’ and causes pain. Pain is usually felt in the groin and can be worse in certain movements e.g. getting in and out of a car, or bending down. The condition has no specific cause in most cases, it is just the way your hip joint has been made.

Q: Why is it important to treat Hip Impingement?

The condition can cause pain and limitation of activities, e.g. during walking or exercise, or preventing people from being able to work. In a proportion of patients, it is the start of progression to arthritis of the hip joint – this may ultimately require replacing.

Q: How is it diagnosed?

If you have hip or groin pain that is causing pain or limiting your activities then an assessment by a specialist is recommended. This will involve an examination, X-rays and a MRI scan.

Q: What can be done?

If you do not respond to non-operative measures, e.g. activity modification or physiotherapy, then you may require surgery. This involves keyhole surgery (hip arthroscopy) to remove excess bone and repair the lining of the joint which is frequently torn in this condition.

I want to thank Mr. Datta for taking such good care of me during both hip replacement procedures. It was my first major surgery and he helped calm my nerves. Both surgeries were successful and the after care was excellent. I am now completely pain free and able to do things I was not able to do for a number of years.

S Kirby

I must say my overall experience at Spire under Mr Datta was first class and I am very grateful to all involved

Peter L

My care and treatment has been excellent. From my first consultation through to my surgery, I have been kept well informed and have had all the information I’ve needed to ensure the surgery went well and that I make a speedy recovery. I would highly recommend Mr Datta.

Mr King

I had a total knee replacement done and had the best care. Yes did experience a long wait to go to surgery but that's expected in most hospitals. Was in for 3 days and couldn't fault the care, nurses and cleanliness of the hospital. Lovely food. One nurse in particular always managed to make me smile

P Elliott

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