Effective hip treatment
across all age groups

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Michael Cronin
Mr Michael Cronin
BSc, MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Ortho)

Profile

Michael Cronin qualified from Imperial College in 2000. He undertook his orthopaedic training in London and South Wales and developed an interest in hip surgery early in his career. He has undertaken specialist fellowships in the treatment of young adult hip conditions and now dedicates his time to dealing purely with hip and groin problems.

His NHS post is at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire where he provides a young adult hip service attracting referrals from all over the UK. Here he treats a large number of patients with hip dysplasia, labral injuries, hip impingement and arthritis.

He maintains a keen interest in education, being a clinical lecturer for Warwick medical school. He also regularly teaches on national and international courses and runs a fellowship programme for young surgeons to train in hip preservation surgery.

He has a research portfolio that includes multiple journal publications and presentations. He has recently had a book chapter published and is actively involved in a multicentre trial looking at the effectiveness of hip arthroscopy.

His philosophy is that ‘hip pain is not normal’. He strives to provide patients with easily understandable descriptions of their problem and a clear plan for treatment.

Hip Pain

Mr Cronin dedicates his time entirely to seeing patients with hip or groin problems. Often patients have yet to be given a diagnosis despite multiple consultations and investigations.

To acheive his belief that ‘hip pain is not normal’ following a detailed history, examination and specialist investigations, a diagnosis can always be made. With this, a treatment plan can be provided tailored to the individual patient. This does not always mean surgery, physiotherapy and other treatments are often provided through a select group of specialist therapists.

Patients are often young and active but have gradually worsening pain and loss of function or sporting ability. These patients may have simple overuse muscle or ligament injuries but often have multiple problems.

Patients may have a childhood diagnosis such as Perthes disease, hip dysplasia (DDH) or a slipped epiphysis (SUFE). These are now often treatable in adult life with the benefits of reducing pain and progression to arthritis. This may be with arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) or open surgery such as femoral or pelvic realignment (Periacetabular Osteotomy or PAO).

Patients may develop injuries within the hip due to an abnormality of shape (Hip Impingement or FAI) or an isolated soft tissue tear (labral tear). These conditions are normally treated with arthroscopy.

Obviously some patients have more traditional hip problems such as arthritis presenting later in life requiring Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Mr Cronin has been trained in the treatment of all of these conditions and many others. He often uses new techniques which allow faster patient recovery and less scarring.

If you think you have a problem with your hip, he will be happy to help.

To arrange an appointment, please contact:

+44 (0)7443 615 311

bookings@michaelcronin.co.uk

Thank you.
Fiona Shaw / Secretary