The hip is the largest ball and socket joint in the human body. Its design allows a remarkable range of motion between the pelvis and lower limb while still maintaining a high degree of stability. A specialised layer of cartilage lines the bones of the hip allowing smooth, frictionless movement within the joint.
Highly Experienced Hip Surgeon - Melbourne
There are many things that can go wrong with our hip joint including general deterioration, osteoarthritis, sports related injury, gluteal tendon pain and bursitis of the hip. Dr. Matt Barnes is a prestigious Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon in Melbourne specialising in a high standard of care for his patients.
Why Hip Surgery?
Pain can affect our everyday lives in many different ways. Without a well functioning hip joint, it can become quite unbearable and challenging to live with. Depending on your range of motion and pain management levels, Dr. Matt Barnes can provide you with sound medical advice and surgical options to improve your current situation.
The hip is the largest ball and socket joint in the human body. Its design allows a remarkable range of motion between the pelvis and lower limb while still maintaining a high degree of stability.
An extra layer of cartilage also lines the bones of the hip allowing for smooth, frictionless movement within the joint.
Dr. Matt Barnes specialises in:
If you are suffering from persistent hip pain, stiffness or lack of mobility, you may benefit from a Total Hip Replacement. Dr. Matt Barnes is a leading Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon in Melbourne. Also known as Hip Arthroplasty, he will replace the hip joint with an implant. Any damaged bone and cartilage found will be removed and replaced with prosthetic components to allow for greater flexibility and mobility in the future. During your appointment, he will discuss your non-surgical and surgical options before embarking on a decision - and how to achieve the best results moving forward.
Not sure what to do next?
If you would like an opportunity to discuss your situation with hip specialist Dr. Matt Barnes, please get a referral from your local GP and contact us on (03) 9421 4824 for a private appointment.