- Pelvic Girdle
also called bony pelvis, and consists of the two hip bones and the sacrum. The pelvic girdle can be thought of as a ring. The hip bones articulate with each other anteriorly at the pubis symphysis, and articulate with the sacrum posteriorly.
A flat triangular bone located at the front of the knee joint. Also called kneecap and is one of three bones, along with the tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone), that make up the knee joint.
Tarsals are bones found in the feet. They are also known as ankle bones. There are 7 in total: Medial cuneiform, Intermediate cuneiform, Lateral cuneiform, Navicular, Talus, Calcaneus, Cuboid
Hip Replacement Surgery
Dr Coffey has extensive experience in hip replacement surgery.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful operations performed around the world, restoring function and relieving pain for many people disabled by hip arthritis.
Hip replacement is performed most commonly in patients older than 60, but can be performed in much younger patients who have severe hip disease due to dysplasia, trauma or arthritis. For this group of patients a high performance bearing using ceramics may be chosen.
Dr Coffey is experienced in Revision Hip Replacement, where a worn out or painful hip replacement is converted to a new device. There are many reasons why this may be necessary including infection, loosening, metal hip failure, dislocation, fracture and wear. Dr Coffey can diagnose and treat the wide range of presentations for this complex problem.
Pelvic girdle, anterior articulation at the pelvic girdle and posterior articulation with the sacrum.
The hip bone or the pelvic bone, is formed by three bones, the ilium, ischium and pubis.
Pelvis X-Ray – Usually fractured through direct trauma e.g. car accident or falling over.