Hip osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition of the hip joint caused by wear and tear of cartilage, injury, obesity, or genetics. Symptoms include groin pain, thigh pain, stiffness, and crepitus during walking. Our specialists diagnose hip osteoarthritis through medical history review, comprehensive hip examination, and x-rays, followed by creating a customized treatment plan.
For mild to moderate cases, nonsurgical treatments are used, such as activity modification, NSAIDs, and physical therapy. As hip osteoarthritis is a chronic condition, treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing worsening.
In severe cases, surgery like partial or total hip arthroplasty (THA) may be recommended. THA involves removing osteoarthritic cartilage and bone, replacing them with metal and plastic components. Post-surgery physical therapy aids in recovery, strengthening, and flexibility. Patients experience pain relief and return to a normal, unrestricted life after complete recovery.
The leg and pelvic bones join to form the hip joint. The hip joint is very important because it stabilizes, balances, and moves the trunk and lower body. Hip osteoarthritis is inflammation of the hip joint. Wear and tear of cartilage with age is the main cause of hip osteoarthritis. An injury, obesity, and genetics may also be causes and contributing factors. The following are common symptoms:
Physical activity usually worsens symptoms. Our specialists are hip osteoarthritis experts. A complete medical history review, comprehensive hip examination, and x-rays are used to diagnose hip osteoarthritis. The severity of osteoarthritis is determined. A customized treatment plan is created.
A combination of nonsurgical treatment options is used to treat mild to moderate cases of hip osteoarthritis. Because hip osteoarthritis is a chronic condition, meaning it cannot be cured, treatment is focused on relieving symptoms and preventing the condition from becoming worse. The following are commonly included in a customized treatment plan:
Surgery may be recommended for severe osteoarthritis. Our specialists are partial and total hip arthroplasty (THA) experts. During a THA, osteoarthritic cartilage and bone is removed and replaced with metal and plastic components. Physical therapy helps patients recover and regain strength and flexibility. Following a complete recovery, patients are no longer in pain and live a normal, unrestricted life.