Hip Replacement in Bahrain


Hip Replacement Surgeon in Bahrain - Dr Hesham Al Khateeb

Hip surgeries encompass a spectrum of procedures aimed at addressing various hip-related issues, with hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and hip revision surgeries emerging as pivotal interventions. These procedures serve as crucial avenues for restoring mobility, alleviating pain, and enhancing the quality of life for individuals grappling with hip ailments.

Whether necessitated by degenerative conditions, trauma, or other underlying factors, hip surgeries play a pivotal role in facilitating optimal hip function and overall well-being. Our orthopedic doctor Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb is a highly specialized hip replacement surgeon in Bahrain. He understands the nuances and distinctions between these major procedures and navigates the ambit of hip surgeries, offering tailored treatment plans to individual needs.

Following are some of the latest minimally invasive surgeries performed by our hip orthopedic surgeon in Bahrain for various hip conditions:


Hip Replacement in Bahrain

Hip Replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is a surgical intervention designed to alleviate hip pain. This hip replacement in Bahrain involves substituting damaged components of the hip joint with artificial implants. The hip joint comprises a ball located at the upper end of the femur (thigh bone) and a socket situated in the pelvis (hip bone). Hip replacement surgery may involve replacing one or both of these components. Its objective is to facilitate the resumption of daily activities and physical exercise with reduced discomfort.

Partial Hip Replacement: Partial hip replacement surgery in Bahrain involves the removal and replacement of the ball of the hip joint with an artificial implant or prosthesis while the socket remains intact. This procedure is commonly performed to address specific types of hip fractures.

These hip surgeries typically last between one to two hours and utilize synthetic implants to replace the hip joint’s ball component. These implants consist of a metal stem that connects to either a ceramic or metal ball.

The stem is inserted into the core of the thigh bone (femur) through one of three methods:


The hip implant is securely attached to the bone using cement.


The hip implant features a stem with a porous coating that allows the bone to grow into it.


 The stem incorporates both cemented and porous coating elements.

Partial hip replacement is categorized into bipolar and unipolar. However, our surgeon decides which one is the best in each case.

Total Hip Replacement: Total hip replacement surgery in Bahrain can be performed using a minimally invasive approach, offering several advantages over traditional methods. This technique minimizes muscle damage, reduces post-operative pain, and facilitates faster recovery compared to conventional procedures.

In traditional total hip replacements, incisions typically span between 8 to 10 inches in length; whereas minimally invasive Hip Replacement Surgery in Bahrain (total hip arthroplasty) utilizes smaller incisions, ranging from approximately 2 to 4 inches. These incisions are roughly half to one-third the length of those used in conventional hip replacements. The ability to perform surgery through such short incisions is made possible by specialized instruments designed specifically for minimally invasive hip replacement procedures.

Advantages of minimally invasive Hip Replacement in Bahrain:

  • Decreased length of hospitalization
  • Expedited mobilization
  • Accelerated recovery period
  • Diminished blood loss
  • Minimized formation of scar tissue
Custom-made Hip Replacement by Dr. Hesham

Dr. Hesham ensures that every patient receives the pinnacle of personalized care that addresses their unique needs and anatomy; and hence offers custom-made hip replacements.

By utilizing advanced technology and custom-made implants, he delivers optimal fit and function, resulting in improved outcomes and enhanced patient satisfaction. Through his precise custom-made implants, he has guided several patients toward restored mobility and improved quality of life.


Traditional hip resurfacing procedures are conducted using an extensive posterior approach. In contrast, minimally invasive hip resurfacing employs a smaller, aesthetically pleasing incision, typically ranging from 5.5 to 9 cm in length, as opposed to the conventional posterior approach, which usually requires incisions of 25 to 30 cm in length.

The process of hip resurfacing surgery resembles that of a total hip replacement surgically. Instead of removing the arthritic femoral head entirely, it is reshaped or restructured and covered with a metal cap resembling a mushroom. This cap is then secured in place with cement. Similarly, the socket is prepared in a manner akin to that of a total hip replacement. It is press-fitted into the acetabular bone, allowing for bone growth into the socket.

Hip Resurfacing in Bahrain offers several benefits, including decreased risk of dislocation, restoration of leg lengths, re-establishment of “normal anatomy,” and increased durability of the hip joint, enabling individuals to engage in higher-impact activities.

Hip Revision

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure involving the replacement of part or all of the hip with an artificial device. Our hip specialist may recommend Hip Revision surgery in Bahrain when a prior hip replacement surgery needs adjustment or replacement due to issues like pain, dislocation, component loosening, infections, or osteolysis. This procedure can be done through anterior, lateral, or posterior approaches, each involving making small incisions and dissecting muscles to access the hip joint. The acetabulum is prepared, and a metal shell is fitted, followed by the insertion of a new plastic liner. The femoral component is replaced and secured, and a metallic or ceramic ball is placed. Finally, the joint is assembled, and muscles and tendons are sutured.

The minimally invasive technique preserves these muscles and provides additional advantages, including smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, and faster recovery. Moreover, patients undergoing this approach can typically resume normal functions, such as bending the hip and bearing full weight, more quickly compared to those who undergo a posterior or lateral approach.

Hip Replacement Surgery in Bahrain - Dr Hesham Al Khateeb

Looking for the best hip replacement surgeon in
Bahrain? Contact Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb

When it comes to minimally invasive or complex hip operations in Bahrain, Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb stands out as the top choice. With his unparalleled expertise and commitment to patient care, he holds the highest standards of excellence in hip replacement procedures.

Whether you’re seeking relief from hip pain or aiming to regain mobility, Dr. Hesham’s tailored approach and advanced surgical techniques guarantee optimized outcomes.

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