A surgeon at Peterborough City Hospital has been honoured for a technique he has developed for hip operations.
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Araz Massraf has been crowned Innovator of the Year by Health Education East of England in light of the surgical procedure.
About 500 patients at Peterborough City Hospital have received treatment using Mr Massraf’s innovative approach created for the treatment of labral tears of the hip joint (where the cartilage on the outside rim of the socket has been damaged) and hip impingement problems.
The new approach causes less nerve and muscle damage.
Mr Massraf said: “I am pleased to receive recognition for the work done and would like to thank the Health Education East of England for the award.
“I am continuing to work on new techniques and in the pipeline at the moment is the surgical treatment of trochanteric bursitis which is an inflammation of part of the hip joint.”