Hip Osteoarthritis – An Overview

Hip osteoarthritis or commonly known as Hip arthritis’s. Hip osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis problem afflicting the hip portion. Unlike some other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects only joints while not affecting the internal organs. The issue is more prevalent among the ageing and older citizens but some cases are seen in young population also. A history of hip injury or hip damage leads to the condition of Hip osteoarthritis in young population as they age.

Factors causing the Hip Osteoarthritis:

  • Over weight
  • Age- Older people has more chance to get affected
  • Previous joint injury- leads to weakening of hip.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Stresses on the joints from certain jobs and playing sports due to over exertion

Let’s have a look at some of the Hip Osteoarthritis Symptoms:

  • Problems while squatting, sitting in a chair or stair climbing
  • Hip stiffness after waking from bed
  • Movement of legs is often difficult as it pushes pressure on the hips
  • Tenderness in the hips. The pain will increase suddenly and reduce after sometime.

There are treatments available for the hip osteoarthritis but it can’t be cured effectively. Ranging from the Physical therapy and exercise to medication and injections to the surgical procedures.

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To get a better understanding of the hip osteoarthritis treatment, one can consult some of the best doctors in the field of orthopedics. If you are in Surat or in Gujarat, seeking the advice of Dr. Chirag Patel makes sense. His works is exemplary in terms of treatment of the joints and the success ratios.

While it is still a major surgery, hip replacement surgery is considered less invasive and easier to recover from than knee replacement surgery. Improvements in hip replacement have made it a more common option, even for older patients.

The surgery is often taken as the last option for there are noninvasive options to be taken up for the hip arthritis.

Osteotomy– Either the head of the thighbone or the socket is cut and realigned to take pressure off of the hip joint. This procedure is used rarely to treat osteoarthritis of the hip.

Hip Resurfacing –In this hip replacement procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage in the acetabulum (hip socket) is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The head of the femur, however, is not removed, but instead capped with a smooth metal covering

Total Hip Replacement–Your doctor will remove both the damaged acetabulum and femoral head, and then position new metal, plastic or ceramic joint surfaces to restore the function of your hip.

The surgery is often taken as the last option for there are noninvasive options to be taken up for the hip arthritis. So do Consult Dr. Chirag Patel before picking the option for treatment.