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Surgery of the hip joint in the young adult to elderly age groups is a sub-specialty interest of Dr Agolley, and formed a large part of his fellowship training. Read about the services Dr Agolley provides below.
Hip Joint Preservation Surgery
Hip joint preservation surgery comprise of a select group of procedures that address shape problems of the hip that cause hip pain and early arthritis. Dr Agolley is fellowship trained in advanced hip joint preservation surgery.
Dr David Agolley performs complex hip replacement procedures with some of the most reliable prostheses and modern techniques including minimally invasive direct anterior approach hip replacement.
Hip arthroscopy is a procedure where fibre optic technology and small arthroscopic instruments are used to access the hip joint to treat a variety of problems via minimally invasive keyhole access.
Hip Impingement and labral tears
Hip impingement is a condition where there is a collision between the femoral head-neck junction and the rim of the acetabulum during normal functional hip movements. This is often the cause of labral tears.
Hip dysplasia is a combination of hip shape problems, best characterised by an acetabulum (hip socket) that is too shallow (acetabular dysplasia).
Hip Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)
The PAO is a world wide accepted procedure for acetabular dysplasia and hip impingement from excessive retroversion. There have been excellent outcomes in correctly selected patients. Dr Agolley is fellowship trained in minimally invasive PAO surgery.
Pain coming from the hip joint or structures in front of the hip, typically presents as pain in the groin. However, hip pain may present as pain in the buttock, back, hamstring, front of the thigh, and knee.
Hip Anterior Approach
The benefit of the anterior approach for hip replacement is that the approach allows access to the hip joint exploiting the interval between muscles; no cutting of muscle is required.