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Information on all things hips and knees


There are many ways your knees and hips can become damaged, from ageing, overuse injury or trauma. 

Common conditions that can affect your hips and knee:

  1. Arthritis of the hip and knee. The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are joint pain, mobility issues and stiffness in the joint
  2. Knee ACL tear. If you are struggling to bare weight, have swelling, severe pain and ‘popping’ in the knee, then you may have a ruptured ACL.
  3. Fractures of the hip and knee. You might have pain and swelling along with difficulty moving the hip or knee.
  4. Knee meniscus tear. Symptoms of a damaged or torn meniscus are knee pain, swelling, and difficulty extending or bending the knee.

To protect your joints it is ideal to maintain a healthy weight to reduce pressure, as well as eating anti-inflammatory foods such as whole grains, nuts, and fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you are struggling with knee pain or hip pain which is preventing you from going on walks, gardening and generally affecting your daily life, get in touch with us to see how we can help you.

How do I book a consultation?

You can book either a face to face or virtual consultation with Mr Makrides by contacting his secretary. You can find her details here.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.


Welcome to the Midland Hip and Knee Clinic based at Spire Parkway in Solihull, Spire Little Aston in Sutton Coldfield and Spire South Bank in Worcester. We offer Self-funding and Private Insurance payment options.

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