Ryan's Story Hip Osteoarthritis

As a a father of two young children Ryan had reached the point where walking was reduced to just 10 minutes and suffered from pain walking up stairs. Learn how Mr Pramod Achan at OneWelbeck Orthopaedics helped their recovery, allowing them to get back to the things they enjoy.

The reason for visiting OneWelbeck

I was lucky enough to be recommended to Pramod Achan when I was looking for a consultant to help me manage my Osteoarthritis in my hip. I am a father of two young children in my 40s and had sadly reached the point where my walking was reduced to 10mins and I couldn't walk upstairs without pain. This was reducing my overall enjoyment of life and ability to spend active time with my kids without being in 7-8/10 pain.

How was your care at OneWelbeck?

Mr Achan and his team, assessed my hip, had it investigated with MRI and CT then had a custom stem built for me over a short period of time. In July last year, I then went and stayed at the hospital over a weekend where I had my operation and had my first couple of days of physiotherapy management. The team at the hospital was friendly, reassuring and professional.

What is the impact on your overall health and well-being after treatment?

I cannot thank Mr Achan and the team at OneWelbeck enough for giving me back the ability to live without pain and the opportunity to play an active part in my growing children's lives.

I am now nearly 6 months post op and I am in the gym again lifting half my bodyweight on squats, cycling, low-impact circuits and long-distance walking. These things were my checklist of activities that Mr Achan promised I would return to, and he didn't let me down on any of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint condition that primarily affects the hip joint. with this condition, the hip joint's cartilage becomes damaged, which can affect the smooth movement of the hip and can lead to various symptoms including pain, stiffness, swelling, reduced range of motion or a grating sensation. Learn more about osteoarthritis in this article.

Diagnosing hip arthritis usually involves a combination of medical history, physical examination and imaging diagnostics such as an X-ray, MRI or a CT scan. These imaging scans can also help to rule out other bone or joint problems that could be the cause of your symptoms.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is not always hereditary, but experts believe there may be a genetic component that increases the risk of developing this condition. Evidence suggests that, when it comes to hip arthritis, maternal genes have a greater influence than paternal genes. Women are thought to have about a 10% greater risk of developing hip osteoarthritis.