Dr. Demos Neophytou

Cyprus Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Loose Bodies
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
  • Acetabular Dysplasia or Hip Dysplasia
  • Articular Cartilage Defects

Loose Bodies
These occur when small fragments break away within the joint, thus causing the joint to catch as it moves and rotates. Loose bodies can cause pain, clicking or locking and can occur in many joints within the body. Physiotherapy can ease the symptoms but if severe enough then the loose bodies can be removed by arthroscopic or minor open surgery .Loose bodies can usually be detected by a standard x-ray or a scan.

Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
This is damaged cartilage found in the joint. The most common form is Osteoarthritis, which gradually develops over time in some people. In the hip the severity of damage to the cartilage can be quantified over a 0 to 3 scale, with 3 being highest level of damage.

Acetabular Dysplasia or Hip Dysplasia
These terms cover a range of conditions in which the profound issue with the hip joint is that the hip socket is shallower than average. This can lead to secondary problems such as tears of the labrum.

Articular Cartilage Defects
This is damage to the articular cartilage. Localised damage can be treated arthroscopically with techniques such as microfracture.