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Dedicated to patient care, we utilise the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for the management of all hip and knee conditions; thereby facilitating the best recovery and outcome for patients from surgery.

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Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most often in older people. This disease affects the tissue covering the ends of bones in a joint called cartilage. In a person with osteoarthritis, the cartilage becomes damaged and worn out, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and restricted movement in the affected joint. Although osteoarthritis may affect various joints, including the hips, knees, hands and spine, the hip joint is most commonly affected. Rarely, the disease may affect the shoulders, wrists and feet.

Osteoarthritis is characterised by damaged articular cartilage lining the hip joint. Advanced age is one of the most common reasons for osteoarthritis of the hip. You may also develop osteoarthritis in any of the following cases:

  • past hip injury or fracture
  • family history of osteoarthritis
  • suffering from hip diseases such as avascular necrosis, and other congenital or developmental hip diseases

How do you know if you have osteoarthritis of the hip? The characteristic symptoms and diagnostic tests help in diagnosing the condition. You will experience severe pain confined to the hip and thighs, morning stiffness and limited range of motion. Based on the symptoms, your orthopaedic surgeon will perform a physical examination, and order X-rays, other scans and blood tests to rule out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms.

Management of osteoarthritis

There are several treatments and lifestyle modifications that can help you ease your pain and symptoms.

FAORTHA FRACSInternational Society for Hip Arthroscopy


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