Wendy's hip arthroscopy
Mr Shah carried out a thorough assessment and was quickly able to diagnose a hip impingement. Over time, Wendy’s labrum (cartilage in the hip joint) had calcified, which had created friction in her joint, leading to a stiff and painful hip.
To repair Wendy’s hip, Mr Shah carried out arthroscopy (also known as keyhole surgery). He restored and smoothed Wendy’s labrum and slightly widened her hip socket. Following her surgery, Wendy already has her full range of movement back. This September, she’ll be taking part in a 26-mile walk to raise funds for St Barnabus House.
My first appointment with Mr Shah was such a relief. He took time listening to my problem and was the first person I had seen who acknowledged the pain I had been experiencing and gave me hope that he could rectify my situation.
Mr Shah looked at my medical history, MRI and X-ray and after examining my posture and restricted movement was able to diagnose a hip impingement. After further diagnostics, I was booked for a hip arthroscopy. The procedure was clearly explained to both me and my husband and I felt confident that I was in good hands!
I had an area of torn labrum debrided and the bone of the socket joint, which was causing the impingement widened.
I now have the full range of movement back in my hip and am hopeful that when I have taken more time for rest and rehabilitation that I will be able to return to all my usual activities.
Along with a friend, who has also had hip surgery under Mr Shah, I plan to take part in the St Barnabus House charity marathon distance walk in September this year.
Thank you Mr Shah!
Well done to Wendy for successfully completing the South Down’s Trek for St Barnabus House! What a fantastic achievement.