Part 1 of 2
For a rural region such as ours, hip surgery is a strong offering, and we are home to some of the country's leading orthopaedic surgeons. Patients are known to travel from all over the country to access care here.
The range of procedures undertaken at Hawkesbury Hospital includes all of the important surgical approaches, and local residents are fortunate to have ready access to a hospital that provides advanced and specialised care.
In this two-part feature on hips, Tina Thew talks to two doctors at the forefront of treating common hip conditions. In the first program, Dr Michael Stening talks about the history of hip surgery innovations, the available treatments in the Hawkesbury and why he performs the 'anterior' approach to hip replacement surgery.