Hip replacement may be more complicated than usual due to an abnormality in the shape of the bones of the hip and or bone loss (particularly in the acetabulum). Some people are born with abnormally shaped femoral heads, shallow sockets and/or dislocated or partially dislocated hips. They may develop arthritis much earlier, even in their 20’s
Mr Waters’s expertise is in reconstructing these joints. He uses a variety of prostheses and techniques to create pain-free and functional hip joints.
Some of these techniques include designing custom prostheses, implanting bone graft to build up damaged parts and also to replace the bone with artificial substances such as “trabecular metal” which mimics bone.