Lee – hip replacement

Lee was referred to Mr Shah by his GP after reporting groin pain, discomfort around his hip joint and restricted movement. He had previously undergone a metal-on-metal Birmingham hip resurfacing procedure to help treat arthritis.

An MRI scan of Lee’s hip highlighted the cause of his problems. Metal ion debris from Lee’s hip resurfacing was aggravating the soft tissues surrounding his hip joint. To treat his condition, Mr Shah removed the resurfacing and affected tissue and carried out a total hip replacement using an uncemented prosthesis with a ceramic ball.

Lee has made an excellent recovery and is now enjoying an active lifestyle once again.

Hip replacement X-ray before


Hip replacement X-ray after


“I had surgery nine years ago for a right hip resurfacing. About 18 months ago I experienced fairly severe pain in the joint and was referred to Mr Shah. His examination revealed that the joint was slipping and he recommended a total hip replacement, which he performed in March 2017.

As this operation was a ‘re-do’ the recovery period was a bit longer. However, I experienced little pain and was fully recovered in six months. I am 72 years of age and have since spent a fully active life including playing squash again and holidaying in the Caribbean. I am extremely grateful to Mr Shah for the return of my quality of life.”

Lee Barber

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