Hip and Pelvis Reconstruction in Dubai

The hip or pelvic injuries can be complicated. The pelvic bone can suffer serious injury or fracture due to osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, or accident. The hip and pelvis reconstruction surgery aims to reduce damage and repair minor fractures to restore hip functionality. In cases of fractures, bone degeneration, or severe osteoarthritis, Dr Omar Sabri recommends hip and pelvis replacement to restore pelvic functions.

He prescribes detailed diagnoses of the hip and pelvis to analyze their anatomical condition and recommend the best treatment course. Surgery is planned while keeping the patient’s health, complexity, age, and previous surgeries in mind.

Depending on the severity of the injury, the type of surgery is chosen. There are two main types of hip and pelvic reconstruction surgeries: Fixation surgery and hip replacement.

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Hip Reconstruction: Reduction, Resurfacing, and Fixation surgery

For treating mild hip osteoarthritis, these are some options for hip and pelvis reconstruction in Dubai.

Arthroscopic surgery 

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which the hip is repaired through a small keyhole incision. The surgeon will view the real-time images of hip anatomy via an arthroscope and repair the joints accordingly.


Swollen bones can become constricted and cause mobility issues. In resurfacing, the acetabulum socket and femoral head – two important parts of the hip joint, are resurfaced so that the femoral head fits and moves smoothly into the acetabulum. 

Cartilage transplant 

Cartilage is the soft tissue covering joint surfaces to protect and nourish the joints. The hip joint is shrouded with synovial tissue and cartilage that helps the femoral head move smoothly. However, drying or wearing synovial tissue causes friction in joint components and, eventually, mobility issues. A cartilage transplant is performed to resolve such hip mobility issues.

Stress fractures and other fractures are treated with other surgical approaches that include reduction and fixation. A broken bone in the hip needs to be assembled and kept in place with reduction and fixation. In reduction, the bone fragments are assembled and placed together, while in fixation, they are joined with bone cement, screws, and wire to remain in place while the bone grows naturally.

If the bone fracture is fatal (in case of an accident) such that the bones are displaced or have torn through the skin, open surgery is preferred for reduction and fixation procedures. Contrary to minimally invasive surgeries, open surgeries involve bigger incisions to access the entire damaged part directly.

Partial or Total Hip Replacement

If the above reconstruction procedures cannot resolve the hip and pelvis injury or fracture, Dr. Sabri recommends partial or total hip replacement surgeries. 

Partial hip replacement

Partial or Total Hip Replacement

The hip joint comprises the femur head and acetabulum socket(part of the pelvis bone). The partial hip replacement replaces only the femoral, damaged, or swollen head and resurfaces the acetabulum cavity instead of replacing the entire hip joint with prosthetics. 

Dr. Sabri reaches the damaged hip joint laterally through one or two key-hole incisions. He performs the partial hip replacement while viewing the internal hip joint on live feed via arthroscopy. The femoral head is removed in surgery, and a prosthetic head is press-fit or cemented in the femur stem. On the other hand, the rough inner side of the acetabulum is resurfaced to acclimatize the prosthetic femur. 

Once the components are assembled, their stability and mobility are checked, and the incision is closed. 

It is recommended for patients with progressing osteoarthritis, jammed joints, or fractured femoral components. If an acetabular fracture can be resolved with bone cement filling, the surgeon reconstructs the fracture accordingly.

Total hip replacement or Arthroplasty

Total hip replacement or Arthroplasty

Dr. Sabri recommends hip and pelvis replacement surgery in cases of fracture or severe osteoarthritis. 

The surgery changes the entire hip joint and replaces it with a long-lasting prosthetic joint. The artificial hip joint prosthesis comprises two components: the femoral component and the acetabular component.

The femur head is replaced with a prosthetic head and drilled into the femur stem, while the acetabulum is resurfaced and fixed with a hollow metal or ceramic shell. A liner is placed on the shell, which allows the femoral head to dock and rotate smoothly in the acetabular component without friction.

Once the components are ready, they are assorted into the joint, and their functionality and stability are checked. Finally, the incisions are closed.

Hip Rehabilitation

As soon as you are able to stand and walk alone, you will be allowed to go home. Dr Omar will recommend seeking help from a physiotherapist to expedite the rehabilitation of hip joints. He will also prescribe pain medications to manage post-surgery pain.

In a month, you shall be able to walk unassisted and resume walking. However, you must be careful not to bend past 90°, as it will pressurize the prosthetic joints. 

Hip and pelvic reconstruction is a complex surgery, and minor surgical differences can lead to significant changes in the long-term results. 

Patients seeking advanced hip and pelvis replacement surgery in Dubai can find world-class care with Dr Omar Sabri. Dr Omar is a highly qualified and experienced consultant surgeon in trauma and orthopaedics and has vast experience in devising pelvic and acetabular surgeries, including hip reconstruction and arthroplasty. So, if you are seeking hip and pelvis reconstruction surgery in Dubai, consult him to know his expert opinion on your case

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