Hip osteoarthritis (OA) causes the cartilage that cushions your joints to be lost, resulting in pain and stiffness.Because hip arthritis is a degenerative condition, your symptoms will likely worsen as the cartilage breaks down even more. Some people can go many years using conservative treatments before surgery is indicated. Read on to learn about the treatment options you have for hip arthritis.
Intra-articular hip injection is a frequently used technique for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and is gaining more importance for the early diagnosis of hip disease. It is commonly performed with imaging guidance such as ultrasonographic or fluoroscopic control.
Total hip arthroplasty is an extremely successful procedure that relieves pain and improves function. Orthopaedic surgeons should understand how to improve outcomes of patients who undergo primary total hip arthroplasty. Orthopaedic surgeons can enhance the outcomes of total hip arthroplasty by optimizing preoperative and perioperative management, improving surgical techniques, and selecting an appropriate femoral component and bearing surface.
During primary total hip replacement surgery, the hip joint is replaced with an implant or prosthesis made of metal, plastic, and/or ceramic components. Although most total hip replacements are very successful, problems can develop over time. These problems may require a revision procedure to replace the original components.
If you have a painful hip condition such as hip dysplasia, hip impingement, or avascular necrosis and haven’t developed significant arthritis, hip preservation surgery may be your best treatment option. In addition to alleviating your hip pain and restoring normal function, hip preservation surgery can reduce your risk of developing premature arthritis and the need for hip replacement surgery later on.