Dr Hesham Al-Khateeb is a fellowship trained Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant specialising in complex lower limb injuries including complex knee fractures, ankle fractures, complex hip fractures and peri prosthetic fractures.
He completed an international trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seatle USA and holds his Certificate of Completion of Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics CCT Orth UK.
Hip fractures are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint. They’re usually caused by a fall or an injury to the side of the hip, but may occasionally be caused by a health condition, such as cancer that weakens the hip bone.
Surgery is usually the only treatment option for a hip fracture.
In about half of all cases, a partial or complete hip replacement is needed. The other cases require surgery to fix the fracture with plates and screws or rods.
The type of surgery you have will depend on several factors, including:
- the type of fracture (where on the femur it is)
- your age
- your level of mobility before the fracture
- the condition of the bone and joint – for example, whether or not you have arthritis
A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula or both.
Ankle fractures are common injuries most often caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward. Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis. They sometimes occur simultaneously.
For some ankle fractures, surgery is needed to repair the fracture and other soft tissue-related injuries if present. We will select the procedure that is appropriate for your injury to allow you to return to your normal function as soon as possible
A wrist fracture is a medical term for a broken wrist.
Wrist fractures occur from injuries such as falling down onto an outstretched hand. Severe trauma such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents or falls from a ladder cause more severe injuries. Weak bones (for example, in osteoporosis) tend to break more easily.
Treatment depends on many factors, including:
- Type of fracture, whether it is displaced, unstable or open
- Your age, job, hobbies, activity level, and whether it is your “dominant” hand
- Your overall general health
- Presence of other injuries
We use the latest state of the art technology when fixing your fracture allowing you to regain early range of movement and function as quickly as possible. Here is an example of a patients wrist fracture fixed with a locking plate